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Ramp Buildings Corporation. The Modern Garage - Page 7. 1929. Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 4, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/aapamphlets/item/674/show/644.

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Ramp Buildings Corporation. (1929). The Modern Garage - Page 7. 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/644

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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
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  • 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 A Profitable Business A Field for Private Capital Interest in modern, mid-city garages is not limited to far-visioned city planning experts. Garaging America's automobiles, either on a parking or storage basis, is an enterprise in which private capital finds profitable employment. Business men in many lines of endeavor find that convenient parking facilities so largely affect their volume of patronage and ultimate profit, that they are vitally interested in the parking garage as a means of providing that parking convenience. Broadly speaking, the modern garage will yield revenue which puts it on an earning basis equal to or greater than that of an office building or other structure on the same site; assuming, of course, that the site is truly appropriate for a garage. That fact makes the erection of garage buildings distinctly interesting to those who wish to improve available downtown property. The cost and earning figures presented on following pages offer concrete evidence in support of those statements. Our observation of the number of such projects, completed and in course of development, enables us to voice the opinion that the building of modern garages offers an attractive opportunity for capital investment. Office Build- Mid-city office building owners are awake to the fact that parking ing Owners difficulties may adversely affect the leasing of otherwise desirable office Interested space, particularly in buildings catering to professional men who have daily use for their motor cars. Whether that adverse reaction be recognized or not, we may say without fear of contradiction that space in any office building is a more desirable lease if safe, indoor parking is conveniently accessible. The recent years have seen the erection of a representative number of garages, practically as annexes to the office buildings they are purposed to serve. Combination Carrying the development a step further, there are now, and will be Buildings more buildings planned to combine office floors and garage space under one roof. This is the logical arrangement for the ultimate convenience of the building tenants, and of those who call to do business with them. Several illustrations in these pages depict such buildings. In some the office space predominates and the garage facilities are designed to utilize the rear and less well lighted portions. In others, the garage space constitutes the larger floor area, and the day-lighted portion or street frontage only is utilized for office purposes. Hotel Owners Hotel guests, whether transient or resident, look to the hotel for Create Busi- near-by and responsible garage accommodations. To uphold the proper garage service standards, leading hotel owners have found it advantageous to own and operate their own garages. Facing page 15 is a group of views of typical modern hotel garages. Local patronage in addition to the direct hotel business warrants the establishment of a sizeable garage as an independent enterprise operating for profit.