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.
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. The brick field house and natatorium (1908) was designed by William Carbys Zimmerman, who then served as the State Architect for Illinois.
There was a group of early American foodies who called themselves "bohemians" and searched out exotic experiences in the immigrant quarters in the Lower Manhattan tenement districts. These writers and artists became interested in the tiny little Chinatown that was opening up at the base of Mott Street in Manhattan.