Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum

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Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum
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Established 6 July 1974 (1974-07-06)
Accreditation American Alliance of Museums
Collections Antique cars and related memorabilia
Collection size 150 antique cars
Director Laura Brinkman
Curator Kendra Klink
Owner Auburn Automotive Heritage Inc.
Website

www.automobilemuseum.org

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Facility
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Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Facility
Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum is located in Indiana
Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum
Location Auburn, Indiana
Coordinates 41°21′21″N 85°3′26″W / 41.35583°N 85.05722°W / 41.35583; -85.05722Coordinates: 41°21′21″N 85°3′26″W / 41.35583°N 85.05722°W / 41.35583; -85.05722
Built 1930
Architect Strauss, A. M.; Sheets Inc.
Architectural style Art Deco
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 78000029[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP September 21, 1978
Designated NHLD April 5, 2005[2]

The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, also known as the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Facility, is a museum located in Auburn, Indiana that is dedicated to preserving cars built by Auburn Automobile, Cord Automobile, and Duesenberg. It is comparable in purpose to the Studebaker National Museum which is also located in Indiana.

History[edit]

The Auburn Cord Duesenberg facility was a factory where cars were hand-assembled, rather than mass-produced.[3]

The showroom and administrative buildings were designed by architect Alvin M. Strauss in Art Deco style and were built in 1930.[3]

The facility's showroom and administrative buildings, the service and new parts building, and the L-29 building were together declared a National Historic Landmark in 2005.[2][3]

Exhibits and collections[edit]

The museum is organized into seven galleries that display about 125 cars and related exhibits such as restored Auburn Automobile company offices. Some exhibits have interactive kiosks that allow a visitor to hear the sounds the car makes and to see related videos and photographs that show details of what is under the hood of the car.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Facility". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-07-23. 
  3. ^ a b c Suzanne R. Stanis, Christina N. Baich, Cornelius O'Brien, Andrew M. Halter, and Robie Lange (November 2004). "National Historic Landmark Nomination: Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Facility". National Park Service. 
  4. ^ Hayes, Reggie (6 June 2013). "Cruising down memory lane at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum". Fort Wayne News-Sentinal. Retrieved 24 April 2014. 

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