Rally held to save home of aviator Gustave Whitehead on Alvin Street

Rally organizers say the house has historical value and should be preserved. (4/15/14)

FAIRFIELD - Supporters rallied in Fairfield today to save aviator Gustave Whitehead’s home from being torn down.

A house on Alvin Street was once the home of Whitehead, recognized by one of the most influential aviation publications as the first to make a man-powered flight, two years before the Wright Brothers.

Rally organizers say the house has historical value and should be preserved. They hope to slow down or stop the planned demolition, which could happen as early as April 20.

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