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tenement

1. (now esp in Scotland) a large building divided into separate flats
2. Property law any form of permanent property, such as land, dwellings, offices, etc.

Tenement

A building with multiple dwelling units accessed by a single stairway, with two or more apartments on each floor.

tenement

A building having multiple housing units for rent; often, ill-maintained, overcrowded units that may barely meet minimum code requirements for safety and sanitation; usually built many years earlier and found in poorer sections of a city.
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1878c) "Urban Housing III: Use of Frontage, Width of Streets-the Tenement Houses Possible on Smaller Lots.
Further, the rigid lot-size restriction discouraged experimentation with alternative architectures that might have led over time to a market-based improvement of the standard Manhattan tenement house.
14) It is difficult to tell just how much relief of New York's tenement house problem would have been brought about by free (or even semifree) construction of tall residential buildings in 19th-century Manhattan.
Tiedeman, "Suppression of Vice: How Far a Proper and Efficient Function of Popular Government," Brief 3 (1900): 17-28; "Disorderly Tenement Houses," 26 March 1901, New York Times, card 535, vol.
Devine, "Municipal Reform and Social Welfare in New York: A Study of the Low Administration in Its Relation to the Protection of the Tenement House Population," American Monthly Review of Reviews (October 1903): 438; Joy J.
granite fins protruding from the facade - Constructing an interior courtyard, creating a public plaza - Maintaining the pre-war line of the nearby tenement houses
Growing up in Greenock, near Glasgow, I'd take the train through the valley and notice the big grand houses up on the hill which belonged to the shipyard owners and then look down on the shipyard and the blocks of tenement houses clustered around it for the workers.