tenement district

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Noun1.tenement district - a residential district occupied primarily with tenement houses
residential area, residential district, community - a district where people live; occupied primarily by private residences
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She grew to be a most rare and wonderful production of a tenement district, a pretty girl.
We're talking Mike Leigh cheery, of course; the setting is 1950 London, a cramped tenement district, where the working class is still struggling to recover from the war.
In this memoir, she reveals herself as Kaila Grobsmith, a Jewish girl from Warsaw, who grew up in a working class tenement district in the Bronx.
Roosevelt's family recollected that Eleanor had been infected during her late teens when she was a volunteer social worker among tubercular sufferers in a poor tenement district of New York City.
The South Park Commission created Eckhart Park in 1907 as part of a revolutionary neighborhood park system which improved the difficult living conditions in Chicago's congested tenement districts.