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Tenement

An apartment building, especially a shoddy or poorly maintained one. A tenement may only meet the minimum standards for the owner to rent its units legally.
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William John Freyer, The tenement house law of the city of New York, with headings, paragraphs, marginal notes and full indexes, (New York: The Record and guide, 1901), 38, Section 100 and p.
Mohr in his chapter in the collected volume The Tenement House Problem (1903, 437).
The Tenement House Problem: Including the Report of the New York State Tenement House Commission, in two volumes.
recounts the life of a building at 97 Orchard Street, a typical tenement house in New York City that later became the site for the Lower East Side Tenement Museum in 1988.
The California state capitol building in Sacramento was transformed one morning in January into a tenement house strung with laundry lines.
It was a typical tenement house in Glasgow layers and layers of paint and the crumbling old walls were falling down.
These included: cleanliness, tenement house reform, eliminating vices such as prostitution and ending child labor, especially newsies.
But when Page tells us that "New York originated the idea of a tenement house 'problem,'" he makes the provocative point that there is nothing inherently problematic about poor neighborhoods.
You can also take guided tours of an 1863 tenement house, where museum staffers explain the stories of the families who lived here.
Congested living conditions were further exacerbated by the development of the tenement house.
In Eileen Boris's essay on tenement house cigarmaking, female workers have some presence, but the burden of her argument is to show how notions of respectable manliness and the family wage drove the union's legislative campaign to prohibit tenement house cigar production in New York State.