Auburn in DeKalb County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
"It All Started Here"
This is the last remaining building of the carriage factory that was located at East Seventh Street. This building was actually a part of the paint shop for the company. Buggies and surreys were painted in this building and later, possibly some of the very first Auburn automobiles.
The Auburn Automobile Company buildings were later built on these surrounding grounds. Follow the progression of the Auburn Automobile Company through all of the remaining buildings.
Erected 2013 by National Automotive & Truck Museum of the United States (NATMUS).
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1874.
Location. 41° 21.336′ N, 85° 3.395′ W. Marker is in Auburn, Indiana, in DeKalb County. Marker is on Gordon M. Buehrig Place just east of South Wayne Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 Gordon M Buehrig Place, Auburn IN 46706, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Roadside America (within shouting distance of this marker); Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Facility (within shouting distance of this marker); Errett Lobban (E.L.) Cord (within shouting distance of this marker); Auburn Automobile Company (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Alan Leamy (about 300 feet away); Herb Snow (about 400 feet away); Fred Duesenberg (about 400 feet away); Augie Duesenberg (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Auburn.
Regarding "It All Started Here". This building was saved from destruction by
John Martin Smith, Dekalb County Historian
Credits. This page was last revised on November 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 28, 2014, by Kern Butler of Auburn, Indiana. This page has been viewed 774 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on April 28, 2014, by Kern Butler of Auburn, Indiana. 2, 3. submitted on November 14, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. 4, 5. submitted on April 28, 2014, by Kern Butler of Auburn, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.