Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum

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Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum
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Established6 July 1974 (1974-07-06)
AccreditationAmerican Alliance of Museums
CollectionsAntique and Classic cars and related memorabilia
Collection size120 classic cars, antique cars, special interest cars
DirectorBrandon J. Anderson
OwnerAuburn Automotive Heritage Inc.
WebsiteOfficial website
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
Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum is located in the United States
Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum
LocationAuburn, Indiana
Coordinates41°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
ArchitectStrauss, A. M.; Sheets Inc.
Architectural styleArt Deco
NRHP reference No.78000029[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPSeptember 21, 1978
Designated NHLDApril 5, 2005[2]

The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum is an automobile museum located in Auburn, Indiana in the United States. Opened in 1974, it is dedicated to preserving cars built by Auburn Automobile, Cord Automobile, and Duesenberg Motors Company.


The museum is located in the former administration building of the Auburn Automobile Company, which operated on this property from the early 20th century until its closure in 1937. The building, along with the adjacent service and new parts building, and the L-29 building now occupied by the National Auto & Truck Museum, were together declared a National Historic Landmark in 2005. This complex was recognized as one of the nation's best-preserved examples of an independent auto company's facilities.[2][3] The showroom and administrative buildings were designed by architect Alvin M. Strauss in Art Deco style and were built in 1930. The Auburn Automobile Company had its genesis in a carriage manufacturer, and at its height had more than 18 acres (7.3 ha) of facilities here. After its closure, the administration building housed a business selling original and reproduction parts for a number of discontinued manufacturers, including the Auburn, Cord, and Duesenberg nameplates, until 1960.[3]

Exhibits and collections[edit]

The museum is organized into seven galleries that display over 120 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 the engineering that went into its design.[4]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. January 23, 2007.
  2. ^ a b "Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Facility". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-07-23.
  3. ^ a b Suzanne R. Stanis; Christina N. Baich; Cornelius O'Brien; Andrew M. Halter & 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-Sentinel. Archived from the original on 25 April 2014. Retrieved 24 April 2014.

External links[edit]

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