Brick and Clay Record Volume 50

Brick and Clay Record Volume 50

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ... Ohio Bureau of the N. P. B. M. A. This strip of the main thorofare of the "Sixth City" is part of the genera paving improvement plan for which a $3,000,000 bond issue was passed last fall. The fight for use of brick on this avenue, one of the greatest traffic carriers in the country, is being conducted by Leon Herrick, local engineer for the bureau..3' 6'.5! Automobile Service Stations of Hollow Tile A recent issue of "National Petroleum News" published some interesting pictures of automobile service stations constructed of hollow building tile. Beautiful effects were shown to have been attained in both cases illustrated, and in describing the structures, the "News" stated that oil companies should take into consideration, in planning and building service stations, that the style of architecture employed plays an important part Further, that with the present high prices of building materials prevailing, hollow tile, brick and stucco constitute as cheap a stfuctufg as any that can be designed. The great advantage of this combination of materials is that it lends itself easily to an attractive and harmonious style of architecture which may be determined by local conditions, making its use preeminently suited for service stations. The first of the illustrations shown was that of a station at Houston, Tex., which is constructed of hollow tile covered with stucco and brick, and which is roofed with a red Spanish tile. The structure is very beautifully set off by a grove of oaks in which it is placed. The second illustration is that of a service station in Cleveland, Ohio, which was designed to be attractive in the midst of winter's snowy background and also when set off with flowers and shrubbery....show more

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  • Paperback | 572 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 29mm | 1,007g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236861418
  • 9781236861412