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Cummins Southern Plains Parts and Service Building

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2001, Carlos Jiménez Design Studio. 7045 North Loop 610 East

This complex of painted concrete tilt-wall sheds faces a freeway frontage road. It contains a service center and garage for the maintenance and repair of diesel truck engines and was built by the Cummins Engine Company of Columbus, Indiana, a major American corporate patron of modern architecture in the second half of the twentieth century. Carlos Jiménez, Taft Architects, and Caudill Rowlett Scott are the Houston architects who contributed to Columbus's flowering as a showcase of American architecture, much of it sponsored by the Cummins Engine Foundation.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Cummins Southern Plains Parts and Service Building", [Houston, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: Central, South, and Gulf Coast, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 370-370.

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