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1895 Excerpt: ...are made of concrete; and iron girders supporting
concrete floors 7 inches thick and ladders give to the building a
fireproof character, and guarantee means of escape in special
exigencies. There are several separate street entrances. Four or
five families enter their dwellings from each lauding. The passages
and hallways are finished to a height of 5 feet in white glazed
brick or tiles, which material is also used in the water-closets.
Not more than one door from every family lodging opens directly
upon the stairway or hallway. Every room communicates directly,
either by doors or windows, with the open air. Hit-and-miss
ventilators have been provided, and also windows with a very deep
baseboard, so that they may be raised 2 or 3 inches without
permitting a direct current of air below while providing additional
circulation through the aperture made where the upper and lower
sections ordinarily come together. There are no ventilating
transoms over the doors. Water-closets exist in the ratio of one to
each two tenements, so that about eight persons, on the average,
use a single closet. Closets are situated inside the building on
each floor landing opposite the entrance to the laundry. They are
of modern pattern in every way, and irreproachable from a sanitary
point of view. The plumbing is also as nearly perfect as can be
found. Joints are air-tight, soil pipes are ventilated, and traps
have been placed wherever necessary. All the sewer pipes in the
yard tend toward one distinct center, and they are cleansed
regularly by a powerful automatic forty gallon flush. The quantity
of water is unlimited. Lighting is done with gas. Tenants provide
their own heating. Washing is not done in the different dwellings.
A laundry for each four tenements has been placed...
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