MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Deeds’ barn location

It’s a rain cloud-filled sky but so far, so rain at the moment. That could change quickly.

I enjoyed a relaxing morning working from bed with both Harrigan and Bailey snuggled against me. Now, a little before 10 AM, I am now on Bus 17 heading downtown to grab Bus 14 or 8 to venture over to the former site of the Deeds’ barn up on Grafton Hill. The barn was moved to The Kettering-Moraine Historic Park many years ago, and now resides at Carillon Historical Park inside the Heritage Center. A replica of the Deeds barn is located in the park.

The bus driver and a fellow passenger are loudly discussing the gun situation that occurred the previous day at Miami Valley Hospital and how the ills of society are too great to fix.

My brain, however, is wrapped around seeing the former site of the Deeds barn where the collective geniuses of Dayton, known as The Barn Gang, met and worked on many inventions, most popularly, the electric automobile starter by Charles Kettering, and where DELCO (Dayton Electronics Company) was established. Although nothing familiar to The Barn Gang remains on the site, as a researcher and writer, I always need to make such visits to absorb the area and explore a little.

Whatever your adventures hold, make it a great day!

PHOTOS: The Sisters, The Haasienda from the bus stop, and me.

About Wright Flyer Guy

Darin is a single adoptive father, a teacher, playwright, and musical theatre director from Kettering, Ohio.
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