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The Boeing Red Barn

Location: Seattle, WA, USA
Date: 1916Creator(s): Boeing, William E.

This former shipyard was the first home of the The Boeing Company, founded in 1916.  Affectionately called the Red Barn, this structure was built in 1909, and became the historic birthplace of Boeing aircraft production. Starting with the Boeing Model C, all early Boeing production took place in this building. Here, the entrepreneurial spirit of William E. Boeing, coupled with engineering innovation, ingenuity and perseverance, paved the way for the quickly unfolding history of commercial aviation.  The Red Barn is believed to be the oldest surviving aircraft manufacturing building in America.

Era: 1910-1919
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The Boeing Red Barn taken in 1937
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The Boeing Red Barn taken in 1937.
The Museum of Flight
9404 East Marginal Way S.
Seattle, WA, USA

The Museum of Flight

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