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Ramp Buildings Corporation. The Modern Garage - Page 8. 1929. Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 30, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/aapamphlets/item/674/show/645.

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Ramp Buildings Corporation. (1929). The Modern Garage - Page 8. 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/645

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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
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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 Everyone Interested Retail merchants still differ in their angle of approach to the manner of remuneration for providing garage parking for their patrons' cars, but are convinced that it pays to meet the situation. Because pictures speak louder than words, we have gathered together on page 13 some representative examples of such enterprises. On the other hand, stores which happen to be adjacent to a modern public garage find it satisfactory and mutually profitable to arrange for customer parking with the garage owners. Every business or social activity that calls together any considerable number of people has a vital and selfish interest in seeing adequate parking space provided. The mental quietude which accompanies the knowledge that one's car is safe and that no police regulations are being transgressed, is conducive to more frequent attendance. Theater and restaurant owners, therefore, are definitely profited by a nearby parking garage. Neighborhood central garages in apartment house districts offer a degree and standard of service impossible to the small and much more distantly located garage of the older type. The day has come when apartment developments of consequence recognize and plan to meet the need for garage space as a unit part of the general housing scheme. Whether the garage be integral with the apartment structure, or independent but closely adjacent, is entirely a matter of local conditions. The two, however, must be considered as a unit. Owners of valuable downtown property which is unimproved in the modern sense find that the opportunities for profit with a modern-idea garage are comparable with other types of buildings. They are especially attracted by the fact that a garage improvement represents a considerably smaller capital investment—since the construction cost of a garage is usually less than half that of an office building, hotel or other property, and since depreciation is not so much of a problem. The records of past and current activity are ample evidence of the general recognition of these facts. The difficulties of finding curb-parking space in under-garaged cities have placed squarely before the automobile manufacturer, his distributors and dealers the matter of taking individual interest in the creation of parking garages as a means of removing sales resistance. The ideal of making America a nation of two-car or three-car families can become a reality only as the possibility of the regular use of the motor cars for driving to business, or shopping expeditions, to the theater and other mid-city places is made real. Parking places must be provided indoors. This interest is reason enough for members of this group to take the initiative in promoting parking garages. Because in some instances, the demand for locating such a building in a certain neighborhood coincides Department Store Customer Parking Theaters, Clubs, Restaurants Apartment Houses Mid City Property Owners The Automobile Industry