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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
2008.
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.

Condition:
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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