Sometimes digging up the recent past uncovers something from the past. That proved to be the case at Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park when they removed the asphalt from the street in front of the Wright Brothers' Cycle Company.
Long-time Traveler Jon Merryman discovered that time capsule of sorts during a recent visit to the park. It seems that a road rehabilitation project revealed the original brick-laid street was still there.
You can visit the restored Wright Cycle Company building, which is located at 22 South Williams Street. This company, the fourth bicycle shop operated by the Wrights, is the only building remaining as testament to their bicycle business, according to the National Park Service. The Cycle Shop forms a part of the Wright Cycle Company complex and was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1990.