Charity Service Reports, Cook County, Illinois

Charity Service Reports, Cook County, Illinois

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...Institutions. The report of the Special Committee on the condition of the Infirmary building, referred to in the above report, follows: Chicago, December 13, 1907. William Busse, Esq., President Board of Cook County Commissioners, County Building, Chicago: Dear Sik, --In response to your request to examine into the present condition of the old Infirmary Building, we beg to state that we have visited same and submit the following as the result of our examination: We found that the building is in very bad condition, both in its construction and in that it is very nearly worn out from use. The exterior walls are, in many places, in very bad condition. We found many of the arches over the openings cracked and falling to pieces. The cornice in many places has fallen off, and, in general, the masonry work is very bad. In the interior of the building we found the floors worn very much--in some places clear through the boards. We found window frames in many places loose and bulging out of position. The sanitary arrangements are in deplorable condition, and the steam heating likewise in very bad shape. The plaster is cracked throughout the building, and in many places the wood lath are exposed in large patches. The entire construction inside the building is of wood beams and wood stairways, which, in our opinion, is dangerous. The general arrangement of the rooms and hallways is of an antiquated plan; and in case of fire, the loss of life, in our judgment, would be very great, for all the main rooms open into one common central hallway, where the stairways are located and where the fire would probably be the fiercest. We wish to say, in justice to those who are in control of the building, that we found that everything was kept as neat and as clean more

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  • English
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  • 123648651X
  • 9781236486516