OOS Sculpture

Wright Brothers' Bench

circa 1996 / David Evans Black / Dayton

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The Wright Brothers' Bench was designed by David Black based on the famous photograph of the Wright brothers' first flight. In that photo there was a small wooden bench. The new bench is made of bronze with inscriptions along the front and back. On top of the bench are two bowler hats, the style worn by the Wright brothers. The bench is a golden brown patina and the hats are a dark gray, almost black. Nine benches have been installed in the Dayton area: Carillon Historical Park; Dave Hall Plaza; Dayton International Airport; Engineers Club of Dayton; Medal of Honor Park at Wright Patterson Airforce Museum; the U.S Airforce Museum; Woodland Cemetery; Wright Brothers Airport; and Wright State University. Each location has a connection to the Wright brothers. The first bench was dedicated on July 4, 1996.

Location: See Description

County

: Montgomery

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Citation

: David Evans Black, “Wright Brothers' Bench,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed October 27, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/935.

Title

Wright Brothers' Bench

Description

The Wright Brothers' Bench was designed by David Black based on the famous photograph of the Wright brothers' first flight. In that photo there was a small wooden bench. The new bench is made of bronze with inscriptions along the front and back. On top of the bench are two bowler hats, the style worn by the Wright brothers. The bench is a golden brown patina and the hats are a dark gray, almost black. Nine benches have been installed in the Dayton area: Carillon Historical Park; Dave Hall Plaza; Dayton International Airport; Engineers Club of Dayton; Medal of Honor Park at Wright Patterson Airforce Museum; the U.S Airforce Museum; Woodland Cemetery; Wright Brothers Airport; and Wright State University. Each location has a connection to the Wright brothers. The first bench was dedicated on July 4, 1996.

Date

circa 1996

Publisher

Ohio Outdoor Sculpture

Identifier

935

Location City

Location County

Provider Qualifier

Funds provided by

Provider Entity

The Montgomery County Regional Arts and Cultural District

Location Site

Location Type

Media Sculpture Height

22 inches

Media Sculpture Width

5 feet

Media Sculpture Depth

15 inches

Installation Date

1996

Creation Date

1996

Materials