Congressional Edition Volume 4702

Congressional Edition Volume 4702

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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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...opened to the public on January 1. 1897, and the credit for its establishment is due in large measure to the investigations and efforts of the Buffalo Charity Organization Society. A personal investigation of the tenement districts of the city, which was conducted by this association in the winter of 1894-95, brought to light the deplorable conditions under which many families belonging to the city's large foreign population were living, especially the lack of adequate bathing rs were thus well prepared to take the lead in of relief. On several occasions the members I cooperated with the health authorities in the sanitary measures, and it was through their proposition to establish a free public bath was imon council and finally carried to a successful e enacted by the State legislature about this f 50,01)0 or more population to establish and of public baths as the local board of health necessary, facilitated to a considerable extent this end. nown as Public Hath House No. 1, is situated ian tenement district, one of the most densely city. Health Commissioner Ernest Wende, le public bath system of Buffalo, from which on embodied in this description was taken, ement as to the motives which led to the selects first municipal bath house: to say that in the selection of the site density ded tenements of the poor, and cheap lodging sient and shifting find accommodation, were it considerata. It is located in police precinct i of only 0.86 square mile, or about 2 per cent Buffalo, yet, according' to the police census of of 20,587, or 6 per cent of the entire populaanding the fact that a very large portion of by railroad tracks, the Terrace, canal, docks, stores, and manufacturing establishments. estigation of tenements in this section was Moore, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 370 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 658g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236500679
  • 9781236500670