ACD Museum declared a National Historic Landmark

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11 Apr 2005 10:51 #3013 by Mike Toole
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Museum gets landmark status
Auburn Cord facility is in the same 1930 building that housed automobile company.

Associated Press (Indianapolis STAR)
Sunday, April 10, 2005

AUBURN, Ind. -- The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum has been declared a National Historic Landmark.

The landmark status was granted Thursday to the museum and 23 other places across the country but was not announced until Friday.

Landmark status is awarded by the U.S. Department of the Interior. With more than 2,400 National Historic Landmark sites in the nation, the designation is more exclusive than a position on the National Register of Historic Places, which lists about 78,000 spots.

The museum was added to the National Register in 1978, and officials have been working for five years to get the landmark designation, museum spokeswoman Sheryl Prentice said.

The museum is in the 1930 art deco building that the Auburn Automobile Co. used as its showroom and administrative offices. Last year, more than 50,000 people visited the museum north of Fort Wayne, Prentice said.

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