America’s Car Museum


This beautiful timber building, designed to meet the requirements of Heavy Timber Construction, is currently being built in Tacoma, WA. and is scheduled for opening in May 2012. The 165,000 sq. ft. four-story museum will house vintage cars, many of which were collected and owned by Harold LeMay, who owned a succesful refuse company in Tacoma. Mr. LeMay amassed the world’s largest private collection of cars.


Western Wood Structures supplied and installed this unique Glulam roof system and also has design responsibilities for the roof structure. The timber roof framing took about 3 months to install. The museum is being built on land donated by the city of Tacoma adjacent to the Tacoma Dome, another Western Wood Structures project.



The museum is dedicated to the preservation of automotive history and will be utilized for special events such as weddings and corporate meetings and conferences. It will also feature the availability of banquet facilities as well as an outdoor field for festivals and concerts.