Ask Chris: Is There Really an Air-Conditioning Museum in L.A.?


Inside the Joint Journeyman and Apprentice Training Center on Hill Street is the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Industry Museum, a monument built in the 1950s that’s frozen in time. Call ahead to visit a room filled with the wonders of cooling, from rusted iron ice tongs to a Darth Vader-like mask used by workers who built ammonia-powered AC systems. Now that sounds chilling.