Indiana Landmarks News

Indiana Automotive Landmarks

detail of 1922 Bowser ad
Bowser, Man and Building
Indiana Automotive Landmarks, News

S. F. Bowser, inventor of the automobile gas pump, built his 1917 company headquarters in Fort Wayne. His legacy there, however, is a fading one.

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Touring Indianapolis’s Auto-Making History
Indiana Automotive Landmarks

Indianapolis was a leading commercial producer of automobiles and taxicabs from 1897 to 1937. Take a closer look with a driving tour of the Circle City’s automotive landmarks.

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1956 Green Book
Road Tripping in the Era of the Green Book
African American Landmarks, Endangered Places, Indiana Automotive Landmarks

Victor Hugo Green, Harlem postal worker turned travel agent, published the Negro Motorist Green Book from 1936-1967. The guide recommended businesses and attractions around the country, including sites in Indiana, that would be friendly to African American travelers.

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Made in Indiana
Indiana Automotive Landmarks, Rehabs & Renovations, Saved

When production ends, it doesn’t have to mean the end of the line for a historic factory. Around the state, developers have turned factories into places where people live, eat, shop, and play.

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Thomas D. Taggart 1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I
Restored Rolls-Royce Returns to French Lick
Indiana Automotive Landmarks

After years of restoration, the 1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom originally owned by Thomas D. Taggart is back on display at southern Indiana’s French Lick Resort.

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Setting Things Straight: The Marmon House
Indiana Automotive Landmarks

Known to most as the University Club of Indianapolis, the 1921 home on North Delaware was built by the Marmon family of automotive-industry fame.

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The Rise and Decline of Early Electric Cars
Indiana Automotive Landmarks

With the current surge in popularity of the electric car, it’s hard to believe that a century ago this same idea was playing a major role in early automotive history.

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A New Turn for Speedway Museum
Indiana Automotive Landmarks

Indiana automobile exhibits and other changes lie around the corner for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum.

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Riding With History at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Indiana Automotive Landmarks

When the opportunity to write a story for the Indiana Automotive newsletter came about, I jumped at the chance to tell the story about National Motor & Vehicle Co. in Indianapolis.

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