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Ramp Buildings Corporation. The Modern Garage - Page 6. 1929. Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. January 21, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/aapamphlets/item/674/show/643.

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Ramp Buildings Corporation. (1929). The Modern Garage - Page 6. Architectural Retail Catalog Collection. Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/aapamphlets/item/674/show/643

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Title The Modern Garage
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Ramp Buildings Corporation
Publisher Ramp Buildings Corporation
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • New York, New York
Date 1929
Description A 36-page catalog published in 1929 called “The Modern Garage” by Ramp Buildings Corporation based out of New York, New York. Content includes several text pages on engineering services, illustrated garages built by the company, and lists of garages and their architectural specifications.
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Parking garages
  • Automobile parking
Subject.Topical (Local)
  • garages
  • engineering
  • architecture
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Ramp Buildings Corporation
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
  • catalogs (documents)
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
  • Image
Original Item Location TL175 .R35 1929
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b5576990~S11
Digital Collection Architecture Retail Catalog Collection
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/aapamphlets
Repository Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/william-r-jenkins-architecture-art-library
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Transcript HE MODERN GARAGE, as that term defines a mid-city building especially designed to house motor cars in numbers, is the tool of a new industry. Indoor Parking has become a national necessity. The mid-city Garage is, today, an institution of public utility and is recognized as such. Our cities grew into being long before the automobile was born; and before the billions of dollars invested in property and buildings completely disposed of the possibility of widening or replanning the streets of the mid-city areas, long years before the unprecedented increase of motor cars was visioned. The years to come may bring us multi-level streets and traffic boulevards which today appear in the haze of fantastic dreams. Whatever may be the relief for the congestion of moving traffic it is unquestionably a fact now and for indeterminate years to come, that the only possible alleviation of parking congestion is to provide space for storing cars for an hour, a day or a longer time, off the street. Thus, for the needs of today and the increasing needs of the future, man's ingenuity has created the Modern Garage, and not as a luxury-priced necessity but as a sound economic utility. Right here let us establish the fact that there is nothing about the modern "automobile hotel" which has any relation to the noisesome so-called garage of five or ten years ago. That was a converted stable, where oil and grease, empty cans, and discarded, worn-out parts were always in evidence, indoors and out. The modern garage, or automobile hotel, has only a driveway entrance to reveal its identity. Architecturally on a par with surrounding buildings, with all its service facilities and business activity well indoors and out of both sight and hearing—it is in no way the slightest detriment to adjoining property, however highly developed.