This Labor Day, the Gem City Podcast honors our most memorable workers: the engineers that made Dayton famous! They collectively saved Dayton from future floods, invented flight, got cars on the streets, put cash registers in stores and left the citizens of Dayton a gorgeous landmark that is a modern day hidden gem. Our guest Brian Petro joins us to share the secrets of this amazing place and invite you in to see it for yourself!

After the 1913 Flood, Dayton could have withered. Local industries could have abandoned Dayton and sought higher ground. Instead something extraordinary happened. The collective brain power behind Dayton’s thousand competing factories banded together to rebuild their city and tame the river for good.

The Engineer’s Club, founded in 1914 by Col. Edward Deeds and Charles Kettering, The roots of the Engineers’ Club were in the “Barn Gang” which included Dayton Ohio inventors and industrialists John Patterson and aviation pioneer Orville Wright.

From the classic Georgian exterior to the Tudor and Federal interior, the Engineers Club building is an architectural landmark in Dayton, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It’s even located on historic land. The Dayton settlement began in 1796 almost precisely where the present-day Engineers Club now sits.

This landmark and club offers members and their guests access to a multi-use historic space. For professionals looking for a classic place to lunch and do business, to brides and grooms looking for a grand and gorgeous space for weddings, The Engineer’s Club is an amazing space in the heart of downtown Dayton!

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Club Hours: Monday – Wednesday 9am-5pm, Thursday 9am-6pm, Friday 9am – 9pm 

Location: 110 E. Monument Ave. Dayton, OH 45402

Phone: (937) 228-2148