Buildings and Infrastructure for the Motor Car

    SubTitle

    Introductions to Heritage Assets
    Buildings and Infrastructure for the Motor Car large image 1
        Paperback / softback

        Publication Date

        31 Aug 2016
        10476881
        10476881

        Main Summary

          Arriving in the later 1890s, by the end of the First World War motor vehicles had ousted horses as the main means of transporting goods. In the inter-war years many middle class families acquired cars, and by the 1960s car ownership was commonplace. Two-car families were almost the norm by the end of the century.
           
          This guide provides a brief introduction to the buildings of what some have called the Motor Age: car factories, petrol stations and car showrooms, domestic garages, car parks, motorway service stations, motels, and the roadhouses and cafes where motorists could find refreshment. Also outlined are the ever-evolving types of road which facilitated this transport revolution.

          Additional Information

          Author

          John Minnis
          Kathryn A Morrison

          Publishing Status

          Active

          Size

          297mm

          Number of Illustrations

          18

          Number of Pages

          27

          ISBN

          9781848024502

          Contents

            Introduction
            Car factories
            Car showrooms
            Domestic garages or motor houses
            Maintenance and repair garages
            Filling stations
            Car parks
            Cafes and roadhouses
            Motels
            Motorway service stations
            The road system
            Further reading
            Acknowledgements

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