Congressional Edition Volume 2654

Congressional Edition Volume 2654

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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. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...a tunnel which interscribes the living area. This tuuuel is 6 feet square, interiorcross-sectiou, and carries all the pipes on brackets fastened to its walls for water, gas, steam, and sewerage. The sixteen cottages are erected at a few paces distant from the tunnel, on either side, and all the houses, except the hospital, are connected with it. Eight of the cottages have a capacity of 33 members each, six of 50 each, and two of 60 each. The minimum number of men in a room is 6, the maximum 9. JSach cottage contains a dining-room and the table service of its occupants. The food for all members is prepared in the Home kitchen and carried in inclosed handcarts the bodies of which are about 3 by 3 by 2.5 feet, and when closed are said to retain the heat of cooked food, without sensible diminution, for an hour out of doors in winter-time. The tunnel being covered with cut-stone slabs, well joined, and 8 feet wide, the hand-carts are easily run upon it between the kitchen and the service-rooms of the cottages. A non-commissioned officer is in charge of each cottage, and the members are assigned to rooms so as to bring together as room-mates men ot similar ages, tastes, afflictions, or necessities. The rooms are so spacious aud the conveniences so complete that each cottage is virtually a club-house. Bach room has a balcony for the use of its occupants. The administration, thus differentiated, is carried on with the least friction. The hospital, a fine building of brick and stone, with an elevator, and its wards connected by corridors, has a capacity for seventy-five beds. It is warmed independently. The supply of water is derived from the city water-works through a meter, at a cost of 15 cents per 1,000 gallons, and is delivered by gravity from 100...show more

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  • Paperback | 358 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 640g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236638441
  • 9781236638441