The Western Architect Volume 15-16

The Western Architect Volume 15-16

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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. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ... as essential, that villages for such purposes can be provided. In such a village there must be recognized the peculiar requirements of such people, their needs, customs and prejudices. The people of the slums are clannish and gregarious. The Italians, the Finns, the Poles, the Irish, each gather in his own district. The employer of cheap labor in construction work who is obliged to provide camps for his men finds it necessary to recognize this factor. He cannot mix Italians. Poles, and Finns, in the same camp successfully. How cheaply such men are willing to live is made evident by the groups of huts that Italians, Finlanders, and others will build out of any kind of material. and in which they seem to be happy and healthy provided they can get the food they like close at hand. Qne of the first essentials is inexpensive land for the factory and the employes. having some natural' advantages upon which houses can be placed without much expense for construction. In such a village only a few main thoroughfares would need to be wide, but in these only so much as is required for travel should be constructed in the beginning. The residential streets should be narrow with houses brought quite close to the street to give room for gardens behind. All unnecessary width of road makes less land available for houses and gardens and makes the cost of maintenance and construction greater. It would be useless to attempt to lay down rules as to the width of the street, the arrangement of the houses. the manner of construction. the location of business or recreation centers in any one of such distinctive villages. Such arrangements would have to grow out of the study of the requirements and the conditions presented by each particular problem. Lots...
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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236861310
  • 9781236861313