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Ramp Buildings Corporation. The Modern Garage - Page 9. 1929. Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. May 26, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/aapamphlets/item/674/show/646.

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Ramp Buildings Corporation. (1929). The Modern Garage - Page 9. 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/646

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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 Many Sources of Revenue ~ - with the location of sales and service activities, it can well happen that a single building serve the double purpose, even though sales and service and car storage be conducted as two independent enterprises. Experienced Men, in the garage or service business, who are keen to meet the Garage needs of the times find opportunity to expand the scope of their activity Operators m tne promotion of a multi-floor garage building on a mid-city location. Building on their practical experience, such men quickly find that garaging on a big business basis is an enterprise with possibilities beyond their previous vision. Garage service on a higher plane, in a building with up-to-date service facilities, attracts a more desirable and more profitable type of patronage. Community A modern garage is so much a public utility that the creation of its Interest indoor parking facilities is a matter of civic importance. Whether the initiative be assumed by a group of merchants, the banking interests, the hotel men or theater owners, the fact stands out clearly that all profit either directly or indirectly. The business, however, is distinctly a field for private capital rather than municipal enterprise. Garage operation in the modern manner, utilizing an efficient, special-purpose building has demonstrated the soundness of its call for capital. Many Sources of Revenue Not only does the modern garage draw patronage from many sources but it has many opportunities for producing other revenue. The fee for parking accommodation is sometimes more moderate than the service justifies. Yet, and in spite of this condition, the garage by developing the potential business in the sale of gasoline and oil, in car washing, lubrication, the sale of accessories, etc., can command a gross income which yields a handsome net profit. Management, however is a vital factor, and an element of the industry which experience has now developed into a specialized profession. Typical Estimates of Earnings In tabulations which follow we present an estimate of what is reasonably possible for a wisely planned modern garage. These figures are a composite of actual reports on garages which were planned with due recognition of the various factors noted on the next page following the tabulated estimates.