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”Air Condition Village”

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1954–1956, Ned A. Cole. Nasco and Park View drs. and Daugherty St.
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

On these three streets just west of 6500 Burnet Rd., twenty-two single-family houses were built by sixteen different builders in various architectural styles under the direction of local architect Cole, who served at the time as chairman of the Committee on Air Conditioning of the National Association of Home Builders. Cole collaborated with his colleague Werner Dornberger at the University of Texas's Department of Architectural Engineering to integrate central air-conditioning with market-rate housing.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "”Air Condition Village”", [Austin, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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