William P. Orr HOF

William P. Orr


2004 HALL OF FAME WINNER William Perrine Orr (1834 – 1912) Orr was born in Miami County and at the age of seventeen began work as an unpaid carriage maker’s apprentice. By 1890, he had accomplished the rags to riches story by becoming Piqua’s most successful business and civic leaders. He was one of the builders of the Plaza Hotel on the square, created the city’s first electric street railway and went on to found over ten major industries in Piqua and the area.