Address: 1600 South Wayne Street, Auburn
Built: c. 1929
Architect: Alvin M. Strauss
Style: Art Deco
Current owner: Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum

Distinctive features:

  • Large display windows
  • The limestone carving below the roofline that reads, “The Auburn Automobile Co.”
  • Fluted brick patterns and carved limestone Art Deco motifs
  • National Historic Landmark and Indiana Historic Site

Reasons to cherish this place:

The Auburn Automobile Company was a leading example of an early automobile company that assembled its fine cars by hand, instead
of using mass production. Its brands are still famous and sought after by collectors. When that company closed, the building was used asa restoration facility for lovers of classic cars by the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Company. The showroom building is now the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum.

This building is a great example of Art Deco, by architect Alvin M.
Strauss.

As a National Historic Landmark, it’s an extra-special destination for a visit. Only 2,500 places in the entire U.S. have that honor, 42 of which are in Indiana.