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Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Facility, Auburn, Indiana

Auburn, Indiana
County of De Kalb.
National Register Number: 78000029
Resource type: District.
Property type: Industry/Processing/Extract. - manufacturing. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Certified Local Government: NO

Statement of Significance (as of designation - April 5, 2005):
The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Facility is nationally significant as one of the few remaining examples of an independent specialty automobile company that made hand-assembled rather than mass-produced automobiles. The Art Deco showroom and administration building, service and new parts department building, and the Cord L-29 building remain as visual reminders of this company's proud past and achievements in automotive history. Each building represents a different stage in automotive development and construction: from the drafting tables of the initial design stages to the final product display on the showroom floor. Automobiles designed here are highly prized around the world.

The buildings that compose the district have not undergone any notable changes since the last reporting period.

none. A capital fund drive is underway that may result in some changes to the factory building at some point in the future.

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