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railroad flat

A narrow apartment whose rooms are in a straight line; one must pass through each room to get to the next one because there is no internal corridor. Only the front and rear rooms have windows; air shafts along one or both sides of the apartment provide ventilation and a little light in the interior rooms. Primarily constructed on the east coast of America in the 1880s; also called a dumbbell tenement.
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Fires like the ones at Mokelumne Hill and Railroad Flat have for years reminded folks in nearby Arnold (population 12,000) that they might be next.
Shumway of Railroad Flat, CA; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert Chapdelaine of Oswego, NY; as well as several nieces and nephews.
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Gracey presented another vivid image of the 1940s, in his hometown of Waltham, with his essay, "Christmas - 1945." He portrayed his younger self eagerly waiting for Santa to bring a Lionel electric train set, which he received, complete with a domed observation car and "miles of track." He detailed the drive to a holiday dinner at his aunt's house, a railroad flat on Hancock Street in Boston, with the family bundled into a black Ford convertible with a rumble seat.
Mothers lean on the slate sills of our railroad flats and shout
A graduate of Yale College with a Masters in Architecture from Columbia University, Hunter is the author and co-illustrator of Ranches, Rowhouses & Railroad Flats, a formal and historical study of American housing types published in 1999 by W.
Neighbors on "Polack Alley" huddled in dark railroad flats,
She is also the author and co-illustrator of Ranches, Rowhouses & Railroad Flats, a formal and historical study of American housing types, published by WW Norton in 1999.
RAILROAD FLATS WITH hallways running from front to back are common in San Francisco, and they're usually very dark: light can't reach the core.