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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • JOIN THE NAVY, 1917

Lincoln Parked Here: 1956

Lincoln Parked Here: 1956

1956. "Hayes residence, Kessler Lake Drive, Dallas. Driveway to front door. Architects: Prinz & Brooks." Another look at Chevrolet dealer Earl Hayes' rambling ranch, with a Lincoln Premiere decorating the drive. Photo by Maynard L. Parker for House Beautiful. Source: Huntington Library. View full size.

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Cool Air

The passengers in the Lincoln will ride in comfort during the broiling Texas summers thanks to the trunk-mounted factory air-conditioning system indicated by the Plexiglass distribution tubes rising from the rear shelf and the fresh air-intakes on the quarter panels, the third year availability for Lincoln. And the bottom color just has to be a lovely pastel, probably aqua or geranium.

At this time in Dallas, a new industry was being born, the manufacturing of after-market air-conditioning systems for non-equipped cars by such companies as Novi, ARA and Frigikar.

This guy must have a lot of stuff

Complete with its own warehouse.

Ring, ring, goes the bell

Looks more like my old elementary school from that same era than it does a modernist house.

The Lincoln

Mr. Hayes' accountant dropped by.

No more Corvette

It's better in color, but the house still looks more like a Medical Office building than a home.

No windows?

Ah ha -- they're all at the back. So not as irredeemably brutal as it appears from the curb then. Image from here.

Brand Loyalty

In defense of Mr. Hayes, that's a '56 Corvette tucked into the garage.

Is that a Corvette I spy in the carport?

I have to say this place doesn't look as spiffy on the outside as it does inside.

 
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