Turning INDY Duesy Plant into Nat'l Historic Site!

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17 Apr 2005 22:03 #3047 by Fred Harris
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Hello all! This is my first note as a new member. What I wanted to do was leave a note for comment, etc., is that we are currently working on a project to re-dedicate the former "D" factory at Washington & Harding here in INDY into an official hisoric site and have the building rededicated with the original sign on the Washington St top of the building where it used to be, and include a galleria type facility inside with "gobs" of old pictures of the people and things that made this car so fantastic! The current owners of the building INDYGO are starting to be involved so it looks like it just may fly. A few years ago as I picked up a brick from the fire caused still smoldering walls of the ""D" Race Shop across Washington Street ,(where my Grandad worked part of the time so I could have a tangibile memory of touching what he had touched), I thought at the time...we must do something to save this site that meant so much to Racing, to Indianapolis and to the automotive standards of the world. From such thinking, the above plan was born!!! We are in the VERYearly stages of this, but it all seems like a "GO" now! I would really be interested in your comments. Thank you, FRED!

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18 Apr 2005 13:43 #3050 by Josh Malks
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Hi Fred.

Our print Newsletter reaches most of our members, and this sounds like a project that they might want to support. Send me as much info as you can, including current photos, and we'll get you some print space. Keep us posted of ongoing progress, too.

Thanks for your efforts.

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19 Apr 2005 01:52 #3056 by Fred Harris
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Hello Josh! Since I'm new to the ACDC, how do I get this Newsletter? As to contributing the components for a possible article; I am currently frantically trying to find a picture of the plant showing the name painted on the front. All we have at this point are some 80+ year old reamining outlines that are clearly the name, but we can't tell the lettering style. I am currently searching Indiana Historical Photos for same, but maybe somehow the word can get out in stages to the members as we progress thru this process. The thing is starting to build, and I sense the actual re-dedication will be quite special. (All I have to do is land a car for short term display that day!!!!) Thanks again, FRED

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19 Apr 2005 03:56 #3057 by Josh Malks
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The misnamed Newsletter is our monthly magazine. (Been called that since it really was a 2-page mimeographed newsletter in 1952.) You should get your first one soon. That will give you a sense of what we look for.

Have you asked Randy Ema about Duesenberg factory photos?

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19 Apr 2005 12:29 #3058 by Fred Harris
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No, I have not contacted Randy Ema. As a new member Imust ask who Randy Ema is? (I'll check the membership roster - maybe that will help) Thank you for your support and interest.
FRED

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19 Apr 2005 12:49 #3059 by Fred Harris
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Hello again Josh! I checked the membership list, and of course between the "screen names" and internet IDs, I couldn't find Randy Ema. Due to your experience with and understanding of the resources available on this site, do you have any idea how I might contact him?
Thank you
FRED

(Oh another small piece of trivia; one of the reasons my Grandfather worked at the plant and for Fred and Augie, was our two family's ties back to Germany. Their family and mine were associated in the same area in Germany and we both had family coming to America at about the same time [Just trivia], but interesting to us.

FRED

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