In the city of Dayton, where five rivers converge downtown, creativity and a passion for local history are flowing. From its beginning as a Midwest frontier town to its legacy as the Birthplace of Aviation, Dayton has a rich cultural history and an appreciation for the arts. Explore world-class art museums, learn about the pioneers of aviation and wander through an outdoor sculpture park and discover what Dayton has to offer.
Continuing further outside of Dayton to nearby Springfield, travellers will encounter the Westcott House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1906 and built in 1908. An example of Prairie Style architecture, Wright sought to integrate the house with the surrounding landscape. Featuring unique elements, such as a pergola that connects the main house to a detached carriage house, the Westcott House is an important example of Wright’s body of work. The original owner of the house, Burton Westcott, was the founder of the Westcott Motor Car Company, prominent in the early 20th century automobile industry. Visitors can tour the Westcott House year-round, which has also been recently restored to its original glory.
The Westcott House, 1340 East High Street, Springfield, OH, USA, +1 (937) 327 9291