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tenement house:

see apartment houseapartment house,
building having three or more dwelling units. Numerous early examples of this form of dwelling have been found in remains of Roman and medieval cities and in the 17th-cent. Pueblo villages of North America.
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; HouseHouse, Edward Mandell,
1858–1938, American political figure, adviser to President Wilson, b. Houston. Active in Texas politics, he was (1882–92) campaign manager and adviser to Gov. James Hogg and his successors.
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; housinghousing,
in general, living accommodations available for the inhabitants of a community. Throughout the 19th cent., with the advent of the Industrial Revolution, housing as a problem worsened as urban populations expanded.
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No later than in 1935 Zofia Nalkowska writes Granica [The Frontier]--a modern novel employing the Balzacian-like figure of a tenement house as a spatial sign of social problems in the interwar period.
The Tenement House Act of 1879 required that every habitable room have a window opening, which was often achieved using vertical air shafts.
Nonetheless, At the Edge of a Dream accurately describes the experience of Jewish immigrants to New York's Lower East Side and can serve as an excellent textbook for young students of the period--a textbook enhanced by a field trip to the Tenement House Museum.
The Zoning Resolution updated the 1901 Tenement House Act, which sought to regulate the height of apartment buildings.
Biography of a tenement house in New York City; an architectural history of 97 Orchard St.
"You can t really get close to the poor without living and being here with them," King told a crowd of reporters and photographers gathered at the tenement house.
Early one December morning, a blaze broke out in a tenement house. This wood-framed dwelling consisted of balloon construction with no built-in fire stops, which allowed the flames to travel easily from one part of the building to the other.
Progressivists mapped and photographed "in accurate scientific form" the conditions of tenement living for the exhibition in 1899, which led to Lawrence Veiller's New York State Tenement House Law (1901).
call to a tenement house could be set as the beginning of a Williams poem: I found a man/Who had been shot in the chest./He was lying diagonally/across a small room/lighted by a single gas burner./He was bleeding heavily into his clothes/He also had a scalp wound/Which bled profusely./My business was to get him to the hospital .../I got him there alive ...
She was propped up in her chair in a tenement house not five minutes' walk from the Central Station in Newcastle.