Biography of a Tenement House in New York City: An Architectural History of 97 Orchard Street

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Center for American Places, 2007 - Architecture - 142 pages
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For Dolkart, the experience of being raised in a tenement became a metaphor for the life that was afforded countless thousands of other immigrant children growing up in Lower Manhattan during the past century and more. This book is a lasting tribute to the legacy of immigrants and their children, who were part of the transformation of New York City and the fabric of everyday American urban life.

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This was quite delightful. I picked it up after a visit to the Tenement Museum on the lower East Side of Manhattan. The visit was great (if you're in NY you should definitely make the time to go). The ... Read full review

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THE TENEMENT AND ITS INHABITANTS
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CHAPTER 4 NEW TENEMENT LAWS AND THE CHANGING CHARACTER
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THE TENEMENT HOUSE ACT OF 1901 AND
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