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T he J\ ' l\cr; cnn Insti tut e of Archileets is the nll ti onal orgnn izII I; on o f the II rchil ecl urul I)roress; ... n,
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lificll ie of meri l. His mcmiH: n; hi" ill t he A.I.A. a ttest, to the architect's integrity, proven ,. rules-
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Editorial Adv;,o ..
Now, mOl"e than at any time in histor y, we are chal-
lenged to produce better a l"chitecture. This is so fOl' several
We li ve in t he richest country in the world and a meas-
ur e of its weal t h is enjoyed by most of its people rathel'
t han being concent rated in the hands of a few, Most people
become owners of architectur e at some time during their
We have more people a l'chitecturally trained t han ever
before. The architect is as readily available to the mass of
the people today as the doctor, dentist, and lawyeL
We enjoy t he advantage of a technology that has ad-
vanced further in t hi s century than in the pr evious twenty.
Until a cent Ul'Y ago, a r chitecture fully exploi ted the tech-
nological possibili ties of its time. So many concepts, meth-
ods, and materials are now available that we hal·dl.v scratch
t he surface of possibilities.
Good architecture should make a visual contl"i bution to
our phys ical environment in addition to ser ving its useful
pUl"})ose. Too often we place all of the emphasis on immedi-
ate usefulness and economy without giving enough con-
si deration to the fact that buildings endure long after these
considel·ations have ceased to be important. We cannot af-
ford obsolete architectUl·e.
The challenge, then, is for owner, architect, and contrac-
tor to build well in order t hat our contribution to the tot.ll
architecture in which we live and work will serve societ:,-'
well for gener ations to come.
JOSEI' H HUSSELL PERKI NS, A. I.A.
Norlh Sia le Streel
B e f o r t ~ re modeling
CCASIONALLY an architect's client is him·
self. Tn the instance illust rated he"e the
a rchi tect under took t he job of remodeling II
residence t o provide space for hi s office.
Two main objectives in t he design were the
eli minati on of steep steps Jeading to t he en-
t rance and t he cont rol of sunlight from a
wester n exposure.
The old porch floor and foundation walls
wer e r emoved and a concrete fl oor pou l·ed on
grade thirty inches below t he existing fl oor
level. The entrance was moved to t he side of
t he building to pl"ovide more graceful access.
The sun problem was controlled by use of 1\
scr een waH made from br ick salvaged from
'-' ,',". ,"
the existing foundation. In addition to pro-
viding west window shading, the screen wall
serves also as a major design element.
Brick from t he foundation also provided a
scr een wall enclosing a small cou rt off the fu-
hire confer ence room. This wall helps screen
t he existing house from view. Wi t h the addi-
tion of a small canopy at t he entrance the
existing roof was kept intl1ct. Decorative
panels were suspended to disguise the existing
Cost of the project was approximately
$3,000.00 with much of the actual \Vol'k being
done by t he architect.
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QUAlITY CONSTRUCTION I
BEGINS WITH GOOD LUMBER!
ALWAYS SPECIFY THE BEST
AND QUALITY MPMA GRADE- MARKED
L. L. RIDGWAY COMPANY,
PRODUCED AND SOLD BY MEMBER MIllS OF
103 E. PEARL ST.
MISSISSIPPI PINE MANUFACTURERS ASSN.
535 COllEGE ST. JACKSON, MISS.
Spac:iou. work bays and laboratory ",re a •. which branch I)
oM the wide corrido .. alonq the Inner court. provide open
and free now of a ctl vitie. throuqhout the Win'll of the
Mile. Laborotorie. . Inc. new r el<l<lrch center In Elkhort,
A new trend lor r .. eorch center. hOI been set b y Mites Labo.atori ..... Inc .. in Elkhart. Indiana.
Replocinq old s tondaTd masonry woll. are the. e curtoi n woll. made of qle amtnq q[os. Thinlite
tlles which brinq an abund cmce of na tural doyliqht throuqhout the cente r.
W ITH TilE COMI'U;TION of it s unique S4 milli on
resea rch headquarters ill Elkhart, Indiana,
:\1iles Labora lories, Inc. has implemented an "open
areas" plan of operati on that will sci the pace for
lahoratori es of the fu ture.
The new Indiana bui lding is a two. story, U·shaped
structu re which houses the laboratori es and offices
of more than 200 scienti sts, techni cians and admin·
"The buil ding was designed for pharmaceuti cal
research," said Dr. Walt er A. Compton, executive
vice president. " We needed a laborator y which was
pleasa nt and nexible enough to adapt to the chang.
ing, more demanding needs of the industry. The
archi tects worked wi th our tec hnical stafT in design.
ing and erecting what we feel is one of the au I ·
o;t an(ling research faci lities ill the nation. "
Laborat orit's in the 115,000 S(luare font bui l(ling
are located ill two 2%·foot wings which meet at
the base of the U·shape where Ihe administrative
oflices are located.
Nota hl y outsta nding are Ihe work hays ami labo·
rat ory areas whi ch open ofT wide corridors al ong
the inner court to gi \'e a free, even fl ow of activity
throughout the wings.
These var ious work areas contain all duct, pi pe
and service lines for ease of control and economi cal
modifi cation for future changes. A special air con.
diti oning, heating and \'entil ating system prevents
the traveli ng of dusf or odo rs.
The new labor at or}' is the headquarters of Miles'
international research network which includes the
complex of ot her company facilit ies in Elkhart.
A. M. Kinney, Inc., consulti ng engineers of Cin.
cinnati and Columbus ( 0 .), (Iesigned the new buil(l.
u. S. PLYWOOD
MOVES TO 777 THIRD AVE.
New 38·Story Skyscraper
Will Be Called
United States Plywood Building
38·STORY SKYSCRAI'EIt now under cOll slructi on
at 777 Third Avenue will be the new head·
quarters for Unit ed Siaies Pl ywood Corporati on,
S. W. Antoville. chai rman of the board, announced.
The new building will be named the Uni ted States
Pl ywood Building.
The compan)', which manufactures a wide range
of building mat erials under the Weld wood trade-
mark, will lease fi ve /lOOf S in the building with a
lotal floor space of more than 100,000 square feet
plus a substantial ground fl oor display space a l the
northwest corner of the building al Third thenue
and 49th Street
Architect William Lescaze, F.A.I.A. has incor·
porated a number of design inllovati ons in the
building ill line .wi th the new zoning resolutions
approved by the Ci ty of New York in December,
1961. The building rises 38 fl oors with II single
setback placed above the 12th fl oor to house the
building's mechanical equipment. A terraced fl oor
emphasizes thi s setback.
A 12,OOO.squarc-fool open plaza, also made pos-
sible by the new zoning code, surrounds the build-
ing. Skin for the building is anodized aluminum
combined wi th grey.ti nted glass.
Mr. Lescaze-s design played a maj or role in the
company' s move, according to Mr. Antovill e who
led a fi ve-year sea rch for a new headquarters.
"The new U.S. Pl ywood Building, in the design
and architecture center of the ci ty, will be a struc·
lure wilh the architectural presti ge we were looking
for to represent our company," said Mr. Antoville.
"The building, moreover, allows ample space J or
expansion as our business increases."
U.S. Pl ywood has owned a headquarters building
at 55 West 44th "Street since 1945 and now occupies
addi tional space in two neighboring buildings. The
company, organized in 1919, ori ginall y was located
in lower Manhauan where it occupied a total of
2,500 square feet.
Model 01 lb. n. w United Sial •• Plywood BuUdlnq now
ulOd. , construction Cli 777 Third Ay."u. by the WUUCII'tI
J:CluImO" 0'9C1nlroI!0". Th. bulldln'l. d'llqned by WIlliam
L.scan. F.A.I.A .• ,11" 38 I to.I •• wllh a . In'll. s.tback 10
ho\l.l. m.chCllOlcal A 12.000·.quare·lool open
pialCl I Ufl'OU"U th. ,truc1w •.
Desi<;Jned by Arcltite<:q Percival Goodman and J. Stanley Goodstein
of New York City. 101dln<;J walls between the Sanctllary. re<:ept!on
101ln<;Je and IIO<:lal bedl cCln be opened to make one room witlt s pace
lor 1.100 people.
New Jersey Synagogue
P 1::RCIVAL GOODMAN and J. Stanley Goldstein of
New York City, architects fo r Temple Beth Ahm
in Spri ngfield, N. J., express the Jewish love of
God's work as seen in nature through thei r design
of this low silhouetted temple with simple brickwork
and exposed wood, sloping roofs and sheltering
Inside and out, the theme of si mple and natural
materials simply and naturally expressed reinforces
For the exterior, there is a suggestion of the Ten
Commandements wit h a pedestal and Menorah with
the inscription from the prophet Micah, "To do
justi ce, 10 love kindness, and to wal k humbly with
Planning of the interior is the si mplest possible.
Plan requirements of the synagogue were threefold
- the House of Prayer, the House of Assembly, and
the House of Learning.
The House of Prayer is dominant. It rises at thc
center and has an elaborately worked parochet in
the colors described for the desert tabernacle. Abo\'e
hangs the sculptured aluminum Ner Tamid, or
eternal light. To oll e side is a simil arly scul ptured
seven·branched Menorah. The Ark is at the tradi·
tional eastern elld. Through the edifice, colors and
materials combine to give an almost Mediterranean
richness, yet retain a quiet dignity.
Part of this richness and dignit y is affected
through use of 250 square yards of C. H. Masland
& Sons carpet selected for the House of Prayer. It is
Masland's "Super Fernbrook," all all· wool, high.
looped pite velvet in melon color. Installation of the
carpet was by Hannon' s of Newark, N. J.
1I lchn .... ClJ\d d.l<;J nlly. cltaraeterlltl" 01 DeW Temple Beth Altm .ynaqoqlle In · Sprlnqlield. N. J .. II
a pparent In tbls view of tlte Bema. Helplnq enltaD"e thi. rlchDe'l and dlo;Dlty Is the meloD-color.
all·wool velvet cCl rpet.
$32 MIlliON STRUCTURE IS
TAllEST WEST OF CHICAGO
\D\' .\' Al'lO,\AL t .\ l'IIIMAIIK has takell it s place
in the Texas s un wit h compicliull of HUllible
Oil S. Helini ng: Co mjl llll )" S 4--i-stor ), c.) rpofnt e hene! ·
(Iuarters in Houslon, the tallest building we:>1 of
An olT·"' hil e rectan::ular shaft reaching 605 fl .
abo\'e II hlock'S(luarc la ndsca[>cd plaza, Ihe 1"lOU.-
000 sq. ft. sk)'sc rapc r provides fu ll y integ rat ed
home oOi ce facilities for Humble Oil, the nali"n' s
largest domesti c oi l company.
The result of a merger just ol' c r three )cars 1I g o
"f fil'e aAi liatcs of StanciaHI Oil Co. / New
Jc rse»), Humbl e Oil markets petrol eum prUllucts
11111 ion wide under the Esso and Ell eo bra nds.
" Our new oflices, the result of more than fil e
)'t!ars of int ensive planni ng <tud constructi on, will
all ow us to consolidot e Ollr entire Houstun head·
(Iuort ers operations from which we admini ster some
4) .000 empl oyees in 46 states in finding,
prutiueil1i!'. manuracturinr:". rescardl·
ill;; and market ing oil a ud its products," 1' Io r3an
1. DUI is, chairman of t he boord, stated.
Planned. desi gncd and engineerc(1 hy Wdt"l1
Becket alHl Assoc i;!tcs, urchitccts and enginecl!!, t he
832 million projt!ct ill clutit:s an ei ght.l cvel, bl ock-
sClua re parking structurc diagonall y ae ros.:; the
street from the office to"'er, The two buildingli arc
j oined by an air-con<ii t ione(i pe(lestrian tunnel.
A prime allracti oll for Houstonit es and vi sitors
is the "view from the lOp" of t he building whidl
has n gloss-enclosed observa t ion deck un the 45th
level. By placing the central mechanical plunt 0 1\
Above, New 44 .• 'ory Humbl e B1.l11dlnq in Houl lon, lormally
opened this week. The structure. a p proximalely 600 feel
taU, i.& the headquarters of the Humbl e Oil & Refininq
Le/! , Plaza e ntrance to new Humble Bulldlnq In HOWlton.
The ploza, which vlrhlally extend. over the e ntire lile, ;..
attractively land. capeod with 1rH. and Ihrubbery In planters
around ill edqel. A h1qhUqht is an aO·fooj.]on9 blue.q.een
I lole refiedinq pOOl containinq four white mosaic fountain • .
Below; Vice-presidential leTel executive oHice In the new
Humble ! ulldmq in texa.. Each features a fumis hinq and
decarailnq I cheme tailored to the indi"iducd ta.le 01 Us
the roof of the adjaccnt parki ng structu re and fced·
ing it underground to the building, the top of the
offi ce tower was left free for a two-story, glass·
enclosed private club and the observati on deck
whi ch provides a view as far as the Gulf of Mexico.
The switch in location also enabl ed the archi tects to
greatl y reduce the weight and thus the cost of the
Dominant <Iesign feat ure of the Humble Oil
building is the most extensivc usc of sunshadcs c\'er
made in a commercial structure anywhere in the
world. To shield the windows and reduce thc air
conditioning loads, the architects designed con-
tinuous horizontal honeycomb· aluminum sunshades
whi ch ca ntile\'er out"'ard a distance of 7 ft . COIll-
pletely around 41 of the 44 fl oors.
The fixed porcelai n enameled al uminum sun-
shades actually consist of 14,000 individual honey·
comb Al coa ~ l l u m i n u m panels. The SY:: ft. wide
shades stand I V:! fL away from the building, pro·
vi ding the 7 fl. proj ection.
Grey 011 top 10 reduce gl are and white on the
boltom, the shades add aesthetic interest to the
tower by crea ting a constantly-changi ng patt ern of
light and shadow across the facades of the building.
In addition to their aesthetic quality and their S Ull
cont rol role, the shades support maintenance men
when they wash the structure' s 6,241 fixed- glass
White marble·sheathed structural col umns on the
250 ft. long north and south elellations emphasize
the buil ding's height. The columns stand away from
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B.low, Cafet.ria 0.1 "on"o" ... t •• el 01 n.W H"mbl. Bulldlnq In Ho,,·
, Ion ... h.Ich will .... t l.000. The food.· ...... lnq c. nter ..... Ih • • catl.,
.y.l.m ... he ... mploy ... a ... fr •• 10 mo •• to Tarlo ... counte,. In.l ... d
01 hOTlllq to Mcmd In th. trodltlonol II .... A 100.1001 lonq tape.t,y
mural. the larq •• 1 ••• r mad. In the Unlled Slal." domlnat .. un
AboT., On. 01 Ihre. pubU" .. oUnq qroup. In the
lobby 01 the ...... Humbl. Bulldlnq In Hou.ton. Pol.
i.h. d "hrorn. Ir<lm. "hal,. and ..,fa, In b\l1"lll oranq.
or •• Uuot.d on buml oronq. and qold orea ruq •.
Th. Humbl. Tourlnq SerTk. can b. Je.n in Ihe r.ar.
Abo •• : AudHorium 01 n ..... Humbl. BuUdlnq In Hou.ton, Texa •. Th.
""dltorillm which II . nt.red from tb. COIICO",.., .... 111 '.0.1 SOD ond I.
aTollo.ble lor m •• t1nq. by Hwnble CJnd oth. r t.n"nt. In the bulldinq.
II II equipped ... Ith a .Iaq., fully-equipped projection booth and "
lI.reopbonl" .ound ,yalem.
HUMBLE OIL BUILDING
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the facade, which features ofT·while precasl exposed
dol omi te spandrels belween natural aluminum mul·
Consultin;; architects to Becket were Colemon &:
Rolfe and Pierce af1(1 Pierce.
"The Humble Company's requi rement for a high
pcrcentage of pri vate offices and its des ire to have
a signifi ca nt struclure which would be a planning
contributi on to the communit y led 10 the design of
a hi gh. rise tower using. only 40 per cent of the site:'
architect Welton Becket, FAJA, explained. "The
resulting open, landscaped plaza assures the sur-
rounding communily Ihal this area will never be-
come Il dank, dark skyscraper canyon," he added.
Rai sed 31h ft. above the sidewalk level, the
plala's pool. fountains, planting and sunken garden
pro\,ide a pleasant focal point for pedestrians and
sets ofT the li ght-toned building against the plaza's
charcoal brown terrazzo.
The ground floor lobby is encl osed on two sides
by 29 fl. hi gh glass walts, linking it visuall y with
Ihe plaza. Overlooking the lobby is a two·sided
menanine, its 200 ft . 10llg faces covered wi th spe·
cialt y crealed formed-br ollle pans.
Warm·loned travertine marble on the four ele·
vator cores harmonize with Ihe escalators sen' ing
the concourse level j usl below the main lobby. The
concourse level, which occupies alt of the broad
area beneath the raised pl aza, contains a colorful
9OO·seat cafeteria featu ring a 100 fl. long tapestry
mural, a 5OO·seat audi torium, a lobby and lounge,
shops and the air conditi oned passageway to the
The cafeteria and concourse lobby overlook a
glass·enclosed garden court which is open to the
sky through the plaza. In this way. Ihe architects
introduce sunli ght to the concourse level, providing
the feeling thai il is at street level. Two levels
below the concourse provide printing, duplica ting
and other services, plus shops and storage.
Distribution Center For
M AX FACTOR'S new mid-western distribution cen-
ter in Des Plaines. Illinois was expressl y de-
signed to convey the di stinctive and colorful Cali-
fornia theme that has become synon ymous with the
company's modern corporate image.
Having pioneered the make-up fashion appeal of
the fresh, sunlit color influence of the golden state,
Max Factor & Co. wanted to carry out this Cali-
fornia symbol in the desi gn of their new di stribu-
ti on facility, even though it is located some 2,000
miles from the firm's headquarters in Los Angel es.
The one-story contemporary-modern structure,
whi ch includes office, warehousing, and shipping
facilities, covers approximately 180,000 square feet
and was erected on a 20-acre site at Touhy Avenue
and Mannheim Boulevard, near the O' Hare Inter-
Combining showplace attractiveness with a hi ghl y
functi onal desi gn, the large multi-colored Class 1
fireproof building was constructed mainl y of steel,
concrete, glazed brick, and glas.s, and utilizes the
Exterior view 01 oHice bllildlnq for new Mgx fgctor dlatrlb\l-
tion conlor In DOl Plglno •. IIllnoill, !hi. soctlon was IInlahed
In billo qlcued brick and solar qrey 'lIas.,
General oflice grea In Max fgctar' s new distribution conter
In Des Plaine • . Illinois wa. decorated In a mox!m\lm \lie
of color to fIIUIU a lunctlonal ge well WI docorallve p\lrposo_
most modern sys.tems of li ghting, heating, and air
The aUractive ext eri or of the office building is
enclosed in blue glazed brick and sola r grey glass,
and the warehouse \,\' as fini shed in a neutral gray-
bei ge brick. Adding to the design are al uminum
framed glass doors and windows, a protecti ve and
decorative roof deck extending over the entrance
area, and Max Factor name signs on two front
sections of the building,
Interi or fini shing of the office, warehousi ng, and
shipping areas was created with a maximum use of
color to fulfil! a functi onal as well as decorative
purpose, The distincti\;e California motif is dramat-
icall y rell ected in the unique sun-lit color scheme,
which also serves to define va rious departments in
lieu of dividing walls or partitions, thereby main-
taining a more spacious effect throughout the build-
In the offi ce building, whi ch consists primaril y
(Colltiflued all foJlowi ng I)oge )
( Contiflued from page 9)
of a large general office area, pri vate-offices, and
two conference rooms, a monochromati c color
scheme of beiges, off-whiles, and neutrals was used
for the walls and floors so that an abundance of
color could be effectively ca rried out in the decor
of Ihe furni shings.
This secti on is di\·ided by a row of fil es which
are gold in color to match the accent color of the
building. 011 one side is Ihe Order Department ,
which has been furni shed wi lh platinulIl gray desks
and blue upholstered chairs. Desks on Ihe opposit e
side are " princess blue" with gray tops, and the
chairs are upholstered ill black.
Adjacent to the general offi ce area, and just out·
side the private offices, is a row of secretarial desks
ill charcoal black with Iloscwood " Hila·Tex" tops
and chairs upholstered in bright red.
Wood desks were used in all private ofli ces. Teak
was selectal for those in the offi ces of the manager
and divisional Sales Manager, and oiled walnut
1'1'8$ ust..-d for the olhers. A monochromati c color
scheme al so was crea ta l for the walls an(l carpeting
to provide a neutral background for furnis hings of
bold hues. Four color schemes were utilized for
upholstery accents and used alternatel)' in the
The worehous. build;"q 01 the
n.w Max Factor & Co. dls trlbu·
tion c.nt • • In 0 .. Plaines. 1Il1·
nola, Indud.s or.a, lor order
lilllnq. poddnq and ,hipplnq. A
lully endosed shipplnq and re·
C.;'.ln9 dock .• qulpped with m.·
chanlcal dock 1 ••• 1 ..... Ia locat.d
near Ih. c.nt.r 01 lb. bulldll'q 10
e ffidenlly .. ". bolh war.hou ..
and pocklnq areed. The .p.clolly
d.slqn.d o. d • • IIl11nq section (pic·
tured abo •• ) a ccommodat.s a
compl. t. IYlt.m 01 Ih. mo.t mod·
. ra c"" •• ,or .qulpment. tnUr.
plant fea tu... ,:u:.II.n\ IIqbtlnq
and the mo.t mod.rn IYlt.m 01
h.alinq and air condltionlnq.
Draperies throughout the building, renecting tlu:
accent colors in the furniture, feature a handprint ed
"Fibra" pattern in blue, orange white, and blnck.
on natural lincn,
To compltl e the interior decor, original graphics
and oil paintings were selected from the works Ilf
young internationally known IIrtists.
The warehouse building includes areas fur urder
filling, packing, and shipping. A full ), enclosed
shipping and re<:ei\'ing dock, equipped wit h me·
chani cal dock lel'elers, is located near the cent er
of the building to efficientl), scn 'e thc warehouse
ami packing IIrea, and the specilltly dt.-signed onler
filling st:cti on accommodates a complete system uf
the mOsl modern conveyor e(lui pmenl. Expressl)
designt.'(1 for anti cipated future expansion "'ere the
north and cast wa ll s, as well as all mechani cal
equipment housing rooms.
Interi or walls werc done in brilliant acccnts of'
bluc to rela te the interior with the exteri or color
motif ; pl'imary red to define ce rtain <Ii vi ding walls
and passage doors; and gold 10 introduce Ihe ac·
cent color use<1 in the office building, whi ch adj oi ns
Conl ... nc. rooms in Max Factor'.
n. w mld.w. st distribution c.nt.r
were d.corated in a s imilar 101h·
ion 10 Ih. pri.al. olfic... Botd
colo.lnq and an u.ponll. . ul.
01 qenuln. walnut wood panellnq
add warmlh and eleqanc. to th.
room. D.ape';.. renecl the a C·
ce nl colors In the lumlture and
I.otur. a handprinted " Fibra"
pattern In blue, oronqe. whit.,
and black. on natural linen. Co.·
p.tlnq Is a tone on Ion. deslqn
with a royal blue s lrlpe. Pic·
lur.d abo .. , II lack Weis., man·
aq •• 01 Chlcaqo oKice, discu .. lnq
late.t Max Faclor ca.melic pro-
motlonl with lalhion model
JACKSON STEEL COMPANY, INC.
Reinforcing Steel and Allied Accessories
DIAL FL 5·74·57
969 SOUTH ROACH ST.
P.O. BOX 2671
• ARCHITECTURAL STONE
• VIBRAPAC MASONRY UNITS
• EXPOSED AGGREGATE PANElS
330 w. MAYES ST. EMerson 6-8441
The old reliable speciali:zed in custom sheet
metal work from 1692 up to V4" plate
Also copper, brass, stainless steel a nd
Alumi num work
822 SOUTH WEST STREET
TELEPHONE IDlewood 2-5326
440 MAIN STREET
E. B. BRIELMAIER
PLATE GLASS • WINDOW GLASS
BI LOXI, MISSISSIPPI
THE BUSI .... ESSMAN'S DEPARTMENT STORE
• Office Furniture • Printing
• Office 5upplie1i • Rubber St;tmps
• Office Mao;hines • Li br:;uy
GREETING CARDS'" GIFTS
STAFF DESIGNER • STAFF ARTIST
COM PAN Y
" Complele Offic;e De.;;]ners, au/filters and Printers"
5 ) 9 East Capitol S h e ~ t Jackson , M:ss. Dial Fl 3. 4734
ROEVER & McHANN
2178 HICKORY DR.
Wetmore & Parman, Inc.
Conti-actors Clnd Bu.ilders
649 N. Mill St. 355-7443
A. l. Porman, President W_ A. Schmi d, Vice_President
LET US HELP YOU
Consultonts in Audio-Visual Equipment and Installations
Educational - Industrial - Religious
JASPER EWING &. SONS, INC.
Audio-Visual Sales & Service
123 E. Pearl Street
DIXIE-BROWN ENTERPRISES, INC.
415 E. Silas Brown St.
Jackson, Mississ ippi
Blind Di vision
l;']cl<nlulU T wi·
Kir&cI, Vcrtiul Blind.
I.ouver Vertic .. ]
Movahl c "oQd
8,'oWII Awni ng
Wide se lection
of colou and
]':' Ii o CO"Ch
Bolat Ca nopi es
Commercial a nd Industrial
Resi de nti al Loans
BAILEY MORTGAGE CO.
161 E. Amite 51.
Phone 355-451 1
WEAVER & SONS
2509 21 st Avenue
Te lephone 863 -7247
Architectural Quality Millwork Since 1911
Building Supply Company
71 1-A Street
MC!.idi,", Mississip pi
For Other Building Materials
One Call Will Do it All. - 483·4581
Southern Pipe & Supply Co., Inc.
Jobbers and Di stributors of
Better Plumbing Suppli es
Both Rooms - Woler Healers - Heating Supplies
Soil & Steel Pipe - Tubing - Valves - Woler Systems
P.O. D.,wer 2131 Phone 483_4211
P.O. BOil 2637 Phon" 355-1463
Me.idi, n, Miss.
Jackson , Miss.
We at Southern Pipe Are Proud 0' Four Things
Our Customers ... Our Products . .. Our People
And Our Port in the Growing South
HOWARD ELECTRIC CO., INC.
HOWARD HAYNES, President
TWO WAY RADIO EQUIPPED TRUCKS
COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL WIRING
Ph. UN 3·8385
1709 25th AVE. GULFPORT, MISS.
ACE DISTRIBUTORS. INC.
Flexalum Twi- Nighter Venetian Blinds
Fl exalum Sun Cont rol Products
MaullJactures and Fabricators of
Steel Reinforcing Bars
Rolling Mill located at Flowood, Miss.
205 W. WOODROW WI LSON
JACKSON, MISS. P.O. Box 5780 Pearl Branch 939- 1623
JACKSON 8, MISSISSIPPI
Mnssissippii TcsttD!l1lg Laibolt'attoJrics. [!l1lC.
Analyt.ical Chem.ists Testing Laboratories
121 S. ROACH ST.
PHONE FLEETWOOD 3-1248 P.O. BOX 152
JACKSON 5, MISSISSIPPI
COLUMBUS, MISS. • GULFPORT, MISS. • MONROE, LA.
HEATING _ AIR CONDITIONING
NEELY BLUE PRINT & SUPPLY CO.
Blue Printin9 • Photostat Prints
Super Photostat Prints • Photo Murals
Transits - Levels - Alidodes - Hand Levels
Instruments Rented - Instrumentl Repaired (Agentl)
White Print Machines - Supplies
Authorised Rep.uentat ivu Keuff el & Esse. Co.
CLIMATE ENGINEERS, INC.
168 E. PORTER
CEILINGS • FLOORS • WALLS
RESIDENTIAL 13 COMMERCIAL
"Be Sure of the Best With COoS"
519 E. PEARL ST. FL 4-3523 615 W. Capitol St . FL 5-6643 - 4-2558
JACKSON 7, MISSISSIPP I
Gulfport, Phone 863-1364 Bilolti, Phone 436-3377
COAST MATERIALS CO.
- Ready Mixed Concrete -
P.O. BOX 61 - GULFPORT, MISSISSIPPI
19th St. & I. C. Roilrood
Beauyoir Rood &
L & N. Railroad
Jackson, Mississi ppi
F. MANDAL JAMES COOPER
& SHEET METAL
1307 28th Ayenue Gulfport, Mississippi UN 4-1474
HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING
QUALITY SHEET METAL WORK
BOURGEOIS MATERIALS CO.
and other top quality building specialties
Formica - W.R. Meadows Products
Curtis Doors - Filon - IXL Kitchens
National Aluminum Windows and Doors
Truscon Stee l Windows and Doors
291h Avenue and L.&N.R.R. Telephone UN 3·1862
DIXIE SHEET METAL WORKS
Bonded Builtup Roofing
Heat ing and
Installation of All Types
3201 141h STREET - GULFPORT, MISS.
WEATHERSEAL INSULATION CO.
THERMAL INSULATION DEALER
1855 26th AVENUE • P.O. BOX 2223
STANDARD BLOCK CO., INC.
Miss - Lite - Slag and Shellite Concrete Block
A.S. T.M. UNDERWRITERS LABEL
Anything in Masonry
V. N. Howie J. W. Howi e
2602 19th 51. P.O. BOl( 295 Telephone UN 4-2246
WAREHOUSE STEEL - Angl es, Beams, Channels, Sheets, Pl ates, Rounds
Reinf orcing Steel - Fabrio;ated, _ Wire Mesh, Accessories
COMMERCIAL and RESIDENTIAL
CHAIN LINK FENCE
METAL DOORS 6' FRAMES
BILOXI TESTING AND INSPECTION CO.
120 Mc;ELROY ST.
BILOXI, MISS. PHONE 435-1654
CONCRETE • SOILS •
ASPHALT • SUB-SURFACE INVESTIGATIONS
1118 W. PINE ST.
PERRY S. RANSOM, JR.
W. ELLIS ALFORD
MEMBERSHIPS IN ASCE _ NSPE _ ASTM - ACI
MISSISSIPPI COAST SUPPLY
Plumbing and Heating
Fixtures, Pipe, Valves and Fittings
P.O. BOX 427
527 CAlllAVET STREET
PHONE 10 2-5255
Me Lemore Roofing
& Sheet Metol Co.
Builders Speciality Items
Dealer For Expand-O- Flash The Metal
Water Stop With Flexibl e Neoprene Bellows
P.O. BOX 446 PHONE 601- 483-7162
JACKSON PAINTING CO.
• Fully Insured
Fl 2·0620 - 4-1811
and Supply Company, Inc: ,
EVERYTHING IN STEEL
fabricat ed Structural St eel
Longspan Joi sts & O. T. Joists
St eel Deck - b Heavy Dul y
Miscellaneous Iron _ Erection
TUCKER STEEL CO., INC.
P.O. 80. 231 Meridian, Mill . Phone 482- 3168
BAYOU CASOTTE ROAD P. O. BOX 6S. PASCAGOULA. MISS
LYNN' S ORNAMENTAL IRON WORKS
DESIGNERS _ fAUICATORS _ EUCIOIIS
CD. Shell ...
• 5 ... 1
• Alw ... in ..... 104 s. MAIN Sl2·32S4
H. R. INEBNIT
GULF COAST GLASS COMPANY
EVERYTHING IN GLASS
630 Market Street - Telephone SO 2-5922
for . •• • GLASS and GLAZING
• BUILDING MATERIALS
• 8UILDING SPECIALTIES
• The 8EST io SERVICE
315 E. Pine • Hattiesburg, Mi ss . • JU 2- 1574
Alumi num Panels
pnAl , MISS. • AI ..... in .....
LAUREL BRICK & TILE
- Office and PIon' -
N. MERIDIAN AVENUE
P.O. Box 5B3
LAURel . MISSISSIPPI
HA TTl ESBURij BLUEPRINT SERVICE
DIRECT PRINTS - PHOTO COpy PRINTS
Architects a nd Engineers Supplies
Authorized Dietzgen Distributor
P.O. Box 828
719 Scooba Street
TRI·SOUTHERN BLUEPRINT CO., INC.
206 SO. MAGNOLIA ST. PASCAGOULA, MISS.
ARCHITECTURAL & ENGINEERING SUPPLIES
SURVEYING EQUIPMENT - REPRODUCTION SERVICES
" Covering the Mississippi Gulf Coasl"
• Manufacturers of Concrete Pipe •
Tel. 584·6226 • P.O. Sox 992
Hatti esburg, Mississippi
PLANTS: Gulfport, Miss. , Hattiesburg, Miss.
Jackson, Miss. , Meridian, Miss. , Mobile, Ala .
Southeastern Materials Company
Hattiesburg Brick Works
American Sand & Gravel Company
Tel. 584· 6436
409 Ross Building Hatties burg, Miss.
W. C. WEATHERBY, JR., President Phone GR 5- 1285
SAND. READY MIX. CONCRETE. GRAVEL
P.O. BOX 462
MOSS POINT, MISSISSIPPI
KILN DRIED PINE LUMBER
IS AVAILABLE IN MISSISSIPPI
From the stat e"s largest producer.
furni shing jobs for 350 j\;lississipians.
Offering a fun assortment of all items
of pine lumber. inC' inding mouldings
and Kiln Dried 3" and 4" ROOF
From our modern . PENTTREATEO
PIne lumbe, A .
TREATING PLANT s'" II ; timbers
we offer : fen a poles and •
______ Ce POsts I
in Co ' or u Se
.... ith th "tact
lumber and t imbe rs
RE KILN DRIED AFTER TREATMENT
paintable, clean, odorless ... t e rmi te and
rot proof ... the finest paintable
A. DeWeese Lumber Company, In[.
lumbering olong since J 897
Philadelphia, Mi ssissi ppi
Soles Phone 656·321 1
JOHN B. HOWARD COMPANY,
Materials /01' Constructiofl
104 North Lemon Street FLeetwood 4·2346
READY.MIX CONCRETE, JAX· lITE CONCRETE MASONRY, JAX·DEK PRESTRESSED CONCRETE, MISS_LITE AGGREGATE, SAND & GRAVEL
Jackson, Mississippi P.O. Box 1292
"A HOME OWNED INDUSTRY"
Blue Print & Supply Co.
Fronk S. Arnold, Owner
ARCHITECTS AND ENGINEERS SUPPLIES
P.O. Box 182 Fleetwood 3·5803
416 E. Amite Street Jackson, Mississippi
Mississippi's First Blue Print Shop - - - Established 1923
ELLIS SUPPLY COMPANY
"Since 1927 - - - Serving Mississippi with Steel"
JOISTS STRUCTU RAL STEEL
P.O. BOX 1016 PHONE 939-4584
JACKSON 5, MISSISSI PPI
BRANCH OFFICE & PLANT AT WEST POINT, MISS.
P.O. BOX 383 - PHONE 2081
EQUIPMENT , INC .
1675 S. GALLATIN ST . • P. O. 80X 9825 • JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI
AMfltlCAN MORDERN Earth Augers
AMERICAN POWERSTAGE CO. MEADOW STEEL PRODUCTS
BARCO Re>mm... MORGEN Bolt
BARNES Pump. MULLfR Me>rtar Mix, ..
BUS BROWN T.onch... PAlENT Sce>fFolding
CfMETCO PHILliPS SeII·D,;1I Ancha ..
CHAMPION Hai.l. & Saw. PITMAN Hydra.Lill
DEE Ste.1 SIck •• & Fe>.ml PlUME MOVER Buglli ..
EDCO Canuo'e fl oor G';nde.. SANDSTORM Bla.!inll Equipl.
E$SICK Mixers SHARPE Painl Sp.ay Equipl.
EVEREADY Sow. & Blod.. SASGEN Hoi.1I & Wond, • •
GARDNfR· DENVER CO. SKIL Pe>w", T .... I,
ComP' .. IO .. & Air Tool. SONNEBORN Chemical .
GORDON SMITli & CO. STAR la., eno .. B Anch","
Comp •• no .. (s·7S·12S Pow", L .... d, & Stud.
INSTO GAS Ifeoto.. STOW Vibrato .. & Trawel.
JACKSON Wh_lborrow. SYNTRON Po ... r Tool,
& Marlar t o.... WACKER Tamp ...
LAYTON Air Pump. WACO Scaffolding
LAD. E. VATOR Hohto WINCO Generalo ..
LOUISVIUE lodde.. SABER Pa"hol, Aug . ..
SALES • SERVICE • RENTAL
COMMERCIAL • INDUSTRIAL
SANDBLASTING • WATERPROOF
5073 GERTRUDE OR. 372-7361
JACKSON 4, MISSISSIPPI
KITCHEN BUILT- INS
• Ovens and Ranges
• Refrigerators- Freezers
• Di shwashe r- Drye rs
• Ventilating Hoods
OXFORD, MISSISSIPPI TElEPHONE 234-313 1
Lundin and Associotes
Plastics Division of
* Architectura l Plastics
* Fluid Roofings
* Industri al Coatings
* Building Renovations
* Re medial Waterproofing
CONSTRUCTION NEWS, INC.
P. O. Box 679
Mount Vernon, New York
U. S. POSTAGE
Permit No. 1459
New York, N. Y.
M ISSISSI PPI ARCH ITECT -A.I.A.
Quality Building Products
STEEL DOORS AND FRAMES
BUI LDERS HARDWARE METAL BUILDINGS
2689 LI VINGSTON ROAD . JACKSON. MISSISSIPPI
METAL WINDOWs-GLAZED STRUCTURAL TILE-MOVABLE PARTITIONS-ROOF DECK
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