27 Jul

How Did People Survive Before Air Conditioning?

Nice write up at Apartment Therapy about how air conditioning changed our houses, culture, and habits

Probably everyone has had this thought at least once a summer, while sweating through their clothes on a subway platform or in a parking lot, desperate to locate their car: how did people survive before air conditioning? Although we may not be able to imagine summer without it, prior to its invention in 1902, people did still manage to live and go about their business … even in cities like Savannah and New Orleans. Here’s how they did it.

Source: How Did People Survive Before Air Conditioning? | Apartment Therapy

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