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.