tenement house

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Noun1.Tenement house - a run-down apartment house barely meeting minimal standardstenement house - a run-down apartment house barely meeting minimal standards
apartment building, apartment house - a building that is divided into apartments
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Under the gateway of the extremely ugly tenement house, which hides the Pavilion and the garden from the street, the wife of the porter was waiting with her arms akimbo.
The view of ships lying moored in some of the older docks of London has always suggested to my mind the image of a flock of swans kept in the flooded backyard of grim tenement houses.
It is a troublesome rent to collect, but on the other hand there is no expenditure for repairs or sanitation, which are not considered necessary in tenement houses.
In rapid succession we passed through the fringe of fashionable London, hotel London, theatrical London, literary London, commercial London, and, finally, maritime London, till we came to a riverside city of a hundred thousand souls, where the tenement houses swelter and reek with the outcasts of Europe.
Tenders are invited for Execution of conservation of movable monuments under the project: "Reconstruction and extension of the tenement house Rynek 20,21 and Kapitulna 9 and change of use of the unused attic for purposes of the Regional Museum in Tarnw stage III"
4) In fact, the separation of the mikvah from the bathhouse in favor of private bathrooms at home, and individual mikvah cubicles in specially purposed facilities, are twentieth century phenomena linked, in New York City, to demographics and developments in tenement house legislation.
Lawrence Veiller and the New York State Tenement House Commission.
Walsh and luridly lighted by Sarah Lurie, that consists of an inspiring view of an overscaled Statue of Liberty holding the torch of liberty over the harbor --and the front stoop and back alley of the tenement house that will be their first home.
The text is still filled with such outdated phrases as telegraph office and tenement house.
This genre comes alive together with the bourgeois lifestyle, the problems of a tenement house space, the urban experience and its influence on the subject.
Others proposed to increase supply by modifying the Tenement House Act of 1901 to make converting single-family houses into apartments cheaper.
Based on these health and safety concerns, New York City enacted the Tenement House Act of 1867, which included a number of improvements such as the prohibition of basement apartments (which were plagued by flooding) and requirements for fire escapes, one water closet per 20 residents and windows in each room.