Ownership and management of tenements was, by and large, a small-scale "mom-and-pop industry": often the owner of a tenement housing
hundreds of immigrants was a former immigrant himself.
Riis's reputation continued to grow, and he became a major influence in launching tenement housing
reform, improving sanitary conditions, creating public parks and playgrounds, and documenting the need for more schools.
These efforts will include cleaning public parks and gardens, painting murals, taking underprivileged children on field trips and renovating tenement housing
, high schools and hospitals.
I lived beside Dublin Corporation tenement housing
at Keogh Square.