Design analysis of the American residential garage, 1900-1940

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dc.contributor.advisor Spodek, Jonathan C. en_US Redstone, Victoria G. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us--- en_US 2011-06-03T19:39:58Z 2011-06-03T19:39:58Z 2003 en_US 2003
dc.identifier LD2489.Z785 2003 .R43 en_US
dc.description.abstract Research on the American residential garage from 1900 to 1940 has demonstrated that the following factors impacted garage design: the practical demands of the automobile, architectural styles, placement on a lot, and the socio-economic status of the garage builder. The shape and function of garages were dictated by the maintenance requirements of automobiles and the fire hazards associated with early cars. Architectural styles affected garage design by influencing the materials, roof shapes, and door designs of a given garage. These effects were more evident in garages designed to match an individual house. Catalog garages were shaped by current architectural styles, but these garages were simpler in order to be compatible with a wide range of house styles. Garage placement affected several aspects of garage design including amenities such as electricity and plumbing. Placement was also determined by external factors such as lot size and local zoning regulations. The socio-economic status of a homeowner molded a garage's appearance significantly. Economic considerations impacted garage design by resulting in anything from a simple wooden box with a roof to a two-story brick garage with an apartment.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Architecture
dc.format.extent vi, 46 leaves : ill, plans ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Garages -- United States -- History -- 20th century. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Garages -- United States -- Design and construction. en_US
dc.title Design analysis of the American residential garage, 1900-1940 en_US Thesis (M.S.H.P.)
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