firm active: 1907-1921
minneapolis, minnesota :: chicago, illinois
Job Date (in Parabiographies entry): May 20, 1909
A. W. ARMITAGE
It is interesting that in none of the above four dwellings--nor indeed in any dwelling up to this date--was there any request for a garage; none even thought of--the layout was such as to make a garage or driveway at a later date almost impossible to arrange. But at the same time none of our clients had horses. Apparently the horse and buggy as a family institution had "gone out" some time before the automobile arrived. By 1902 or 1903 the family carriage was fading rapidly from the picture. This did not result from a general desire to drive a car. There was still considerable opposition to owning or even riding in automobiles. "Autos," until 1906 or 1907, were sort of a stunt--undignified--something for "the young fellows" to fool with if they liked machinery.