Larz Anderson Auto Museum

  • Posted on: 16 June 2015
  • By: apiuser

Larz Anderson Auto Museum is located in the Anderson Carriage House on the grounds of Larz Anderson Park in Brookline, Massachusetts and is the oldest collection of motorcars in the United States.
The museum is a non-profit educational institution with community events, lectures, children?s programs, walking tours of the park, and an ever-changing series of exhibits on motor vehicles and the automobile's impact on society and culture.

-- From Wikipedia

History: 

Gardner-Serpollet of 1903, now exhibited in the Larz Anderson Auto Museum

The collection was begun by Larz Anderson and Isabel Weld Perkins soon after they married. In 1899 they purchased a true "horseless carriage" made by the Winton Motor Carriage Company. In the following decades, the Andersons purchased at least thirty-two new motorcars. Their collection also included twenty-four horse-drawn carriages and six sleighs.

As their cars became obsolete, the Andersons retired them to the Carriage House of their 64-acre (26 ha) estate in Greater Boston. By 1927, the Andersons opened the Carriage House to the public for tours of their vehicles. When Isabel Anderson died in 1948, she bequeathed her entire Brookline estate (including mansion, carriage house, and land) to the Town of Brookline. She stipulated in her will that the motorcar collection be known as the "Larz Anderson Collection," and that a non-profit be given stewardship of the collection.

-- From Wikipedia

Location

main Brookline , Massachusetts
United States
42° 18' 38.0016" N, 71° 8' 4.9992" W
Museum Genre: 
Automotive