Housing in Springfield, Illinois: A Study by the National Housing Association

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Springfield survey committee, 1914 - 24 páginas

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Página 17 - ... practicable as if it were a part of the city. The standards that apply in other districts should apply there and the services, water and sewer, should be extended to it. One of the most puzzling phases of housing work is how to exercise proper control over suburban areas that lie just outside the city's boundaries, but which are already a part of the city's problem and as the city grows will inevitably come under its jurisdiction. One of the proposals made is that certain city officials be given...
Página 21 - ... health department should also keep a record of the number of one-, two-, and three- or more family houses that are in the city, and how many of each are built during each year. By this means Springfield can know what its building tendencies are and whether or not it is becoming a tenement-house city. The health department, too, should pass upon the plans at least so far as light, ventilation, and sanitation are concerned. It must then see that the buildings are maintained in a sanitary condition....
Página 21 - ... against it while a much better building, perhaps next door, is frequently complained of. Such procedure not only leads to ill feeling and charges of favoritism, if not of actual corruption, but it fails to accomplish the purpose aimed at, to effectively improve the health conditions of the community. The regular inspections should include not only privy vaults and wells — inspection of which we hope will some day cease because they no longer exist — but of water-closets and water fixtures,...
Página 11 - ... assuming, for her purpose, that he had proposed to discuss Indian questions, she sent him a written statement of her views on various matters, and asked leave to write again with more special reference to Lord Ripon's splendid record. Mr. Gladstone thanked her (Dec. 6) for the valuable letter ; said that the best use he could make of it would be to commend it to the attention of Lord Kimberley 1 ; and added that he would be very glad to hear her views about Lord Ripon's administration. She had...
Página 13 - ... of all the tenants who chipped in to pay the private garbage company for emptying it, and a pile of ashes dumped on the wooden floor. Midway of the hall was an unlocked door opening to the rear of the building, which housed a great store room filled with new furniture still in its paper wrappings. In order that nothing might be lacking to increase the fire risk, the ground floor was occupied by a garage. This garage is possibly less objectionable, so far at least as sanitary surroundings...
Página 23 - ... to utilize every foot of land. When permitted, he is likely to build very close or up to his boundary line, trusting to his neighbor not to do likewise. Experience has proved the folly of such an assumption, for the depreciation of his property, caused by the erection of a multiple dwelling, often THE SINGLE - FAMILY HOUSE A Civic ASSET It is such houses as these that form the basis of good homes and of wholesome, normal family life. Though the single-family house with a good-sized lawn was the...

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