Library planned for historic Wright brothers factory site


DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Officials say a new library in southwest Ohio will be built on the historic Wright brothers’ airplane factory site.

The Dayton Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/28NbnW0 ) the Dayton Metro Library plans to spend about $10 million to transform seven acres off U.S. Route 35 into a roughly 24,000-square-foot library. The site is home to the Wright Co. Factory.

The new library would become the system’s second-largest branch.

Officials say the library will be pedestrian friendly and have meeting space. Public input will be used to determine the library’s design and amenities.

The project also calls for helping the National Aviation Heritage Alliance preserve the site and make it a national park.

The alliance plans to sell the seven-acre parcel to the library and two buildings to the National Park Service.

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Information from: Dayton Daily News, http://www.daytondailynews.com

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