The Oklahoma Public Surveys; Muskogee
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...among the colored homes and 545 colored homes were inspected. Thus the total number of houses inspected was 3113. The housing information was collected on aspecial form card provided for this purpose. The housing conditions that prevail in the city are unusually good except in the Midland Valley Addition and in those sections occupied by the colored inhabitants. Tenement houses are practically absent entirely. Most of the homes, including those in the poorer sections, are single family, detached, wooden dwellings, one story in height. The best housing conditions are found in ward one, and the poorest in ward four. A large part of the colored population lives in ward 4. Ward two contains the Midland Valley section, and as a result, poor housing conditions are also found to exist in this ward. The condition of the white homes is usually good. The condition of the colored homes is usually poor. The natural lighting in the white homes is also good, whereas the conditions found in the colored homes are not so satisfactory. The rooms were almost always satisfactory in size. The bed room facilities were almost always adequate and satisfactory too. Overcrowding is almost completely absent among the whites, but it does exist to some extent among the colored population. The public water supply is generally in use throughout the city, although many colored homes and residents in the Midland Valley Addition use wells. Many colored houses that have the public water supply do not have the water in the house. Instead the faucet is located out of doors. This condition is undesirable. Other people use barrels which are regularly filled with water obtained from the public supply. These waters not only become polluted but act as excellent breeding places...
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- 13 Sep 2013
- United States
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