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216 Wayne Ave. Dayton, OH 45402

HOURS: Sunday 12PM – 12AM
Monday – Thursday: 11AM – 12AM
Friday: 11AM – 2AM
Saturday: 12PM – 12AM

Louie the Troll

History of 216 Wayne Ave & The Troll Pub Dayton

The Troll Pub at The Wheelhouse is located at 216 Wayne Ave which is an extenstion of the historic Oregon district east of downtown Dayton, OH. The building was first built in 1868 to become the Weustoff & Getz factory. In 1875 the building was incorporated into the Farmer's Friend manufacturing company which was the 3rd largest producer of agricultural implements in Ohio during the 1870's, and operated until 1895. The building was then transformed into the Stoddard Manufacturing Company / Stoddard Bicycle Company which sold around 40,000 units in the first 5 years of operation.

Moving forward a few years to 1904, the building was used as Dayton's first automobile manufacturer which began delivering cars. In 1905, the Kinsey Manufacturing Company called the building home until 1909, which manufactured parts to be sold to the Dayton Motor Company. From 1909 to 1912 the building then housed the Courier Car Company, a subsidiary of Stoddard, which produced 1000 automobiles in 1910 to compete with the Ford Model T.

Throughout the years and leading up to 2013 the building was home to a number of furniture and plumbing companies before the property was sold to the city of Dayton. In 2017, the building was purchased by a group of local investors with a vision to transform the property into apartments, retail space, and now the home for The Troll Pub at The Wheelhouse. We have repurposed wood taken from the ceiling to make table tops for our dining rooms, hand selected lighting from the early 1900's, and had custom chandeliers constructed out of old wagon wheels to pay homage to the Wheelhouse Building.

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