Former Studebaker Administration Building.

Former Studebaker Administration Building.

Another view of Studebaker’s former headquarters. Studebaker at one time was serviced by its own in-house industrial railroad as well as by competing Class I railroads and their affiliates including the NYC, the PRR, and Wabash. Studebaker eventually shut down its South Bend plant in December of 1963 and consolidated remaining auto production at its Hamilton, ON, plant. In 1966 Studebaker eliminated its automotive division to focus on other, more profitable lines of business and its headquarters were relocated to New York City.