Historic Birthplace of the American Automobile 1 . The structure is of pre-industrial revolution, Federal-Style, built in 1837. George A. Long in 1875 at age 16 invented, built & patented on this site, a steam-propelled vehicle which resides prestigiously in the Smithsonian Institute. Property features an aqueduct system constructed of cribbed-granite blocks which leads under the main building into the waterwheel room exiting into the Ashuelot River tail way. Main building includes historic, open manufacturing area on the 1st floor, two apartments featuring historically majestic wood-brick construction on the 2nd. The 3rd floor is completely open and original framework is fully exposed. Property includes additional historical outbuildings. Official Historical Marker commemorates the importance of this property. Recommended applications include: Offices, B&B, Museum, Artist Retreat or other applicable businesses as zoning is currently commercial/residential.