Posted on Feb.19, 2009, under Architecture

(Olympus E-3, 70-300mm at 76mm (2x crop factor), ISO 100, exposure 1/160 sec @ f/9.0)

This is a picture of the Auburn Hotel in Auburn, Indiana. I recently had a day off of work and I decided to visit the Auburn/Cord/Duesenberg Museum in Auburn, Indiana. Auburn was the home to the Auburn Automobile Company which eventually was owned by the Cord Corporation. The Cord Corporation manufactured Auburn, Cord and Dusenberg automobiles.

The museum is located on the edge of town in the old Auburn plant, and to get to it I had to drive through the town of Auburn. As I was passing through town, I noticed this really cool old hotel. The first thing I noticed was the neon sign. I have a thing for old signage and this caught my eye. The next thing I noticed was the name on the building, particularly the typography. I stopped my car and took several shots. This image was originally in color, but the color image came out looking like a snapshot of an old building, so I converted the image to black & white and added some toning. I think the toned image gives the image a more historical look which I think befits the building.

Comments and feedback welcome.

Image and text Copyright © 2008 James W. Howe – All rights reserved

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