The Automobile Building is popular today as the largest column-free exhibit hall at Fair Park.

The Automobile Building began as the Varied Industries Building in 1936, but it was destroyed by fire in 1942. The new building was constructed in 1947 and was remodeled in 1985-1986 to resemble the original structure of the building and to restore the porticos to match the Centennial Building on the other side of the Esplanade. In 1999, the exterior was repainted and the Art Deco murals representing electric, mining, and inventing industries were restored.

Uses

Exhibitions, Fairs, Auctions, Performances, Parties, Galas, Markets, Car Shows, Tradeshows, Festivals, Indoor Sports, Conventions 

Amenities

  • Long Hall
  • Column Free
  • Centennial Monuments
  • Art Deco Exterior
  • Production Offices
  • Heat/Air

Space/Ceiling

  • 84,000 sq. ft.
  • 20'6" to Beam; 34' to Ceiling

Building Specifications

  • Reception - 7,000
  • Theater Style - 5,909
  • Bathroom Stalls - 58M, 47W
  • 8' X 10' Booths - 475
  • 10' X 10' Booths - 380
  • Banquet 60" - 5,926