The lost motor city : Indianapolis automobile manufacturers 1900-1966

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dc.contributor.advisor Wolner, Edward W. en_US Saldibar, Joseph P. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-in en_US 2011-06-03T19:38:10Z 2011-06-03T19:38:10Z 1998 en_US 1998
dc.identifier LD2489.Z785 1998 .S25 en_US
dc.description.abstract This research and documentation project of surviving Indianapolis automobile factories examines the importance of Indianapolis, Indiana, as a center of automobile manufacturing in its early days. Automobile factories appeared in the city as early as 1895, and were often an outgrowth of bicycle or carriage-building companies. This followed a national trend. As the industry grew, Indianapolis firms continued to produce low-volume, high-quality cars instead of the more popular, low-cost cars being produced by Ford and other Michigan-based manufacturers. The recession of 1921 and the Great Depression of 1929 decimated the market for expensive cars and by 1937 all Indianapolis-based firms were out of the automobile business. A number of their production facilities remain and are employed in a variety of uses. This project documents these buildings and recommends a range of adaptive re-uses based on successful conversions.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Architecture
dc.format.extent xiii, 200 leaves : ill., maps ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Automobile factories -- Remodeling for other use. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Industrial buildings -- Remodeling for other use. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Architecture -- Conservation and restoration -- Indiana -- Indianapolis. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Automobile industry and trade -- Indiana -- Indianapolis -- History. en_US
dc.subject.other Indianapolis (Ind.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. en_US
dc.title The lost motor city : Indianapolis automobile manufacturers 1900-1966 en_US Thesis (M.S.H.P.)
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