Tenement House During The Industrial Revolution

871 Words4 Pages
The working conditions were horrible, since commonly men and children have to work for long hours a day with little pay. The healthy conditions of the factories were low, and the chances of children dying were high since they were needed to fit through the machines to operate and turn it off. If the child fainted or fell asleep in the machine well let’s just say it's not a pretty picture, but it was what happened. The Industrial Revolution was a major change in the nature of production in which machines replaced tools and steam and other energy sources replaced human power.The Industrial Revolution began in England in the middle 1700s. During the Industrial Revolution, workers became more productive, items were manufactured, prices dropped,…show more content…
The report gives further figures of the housing conditions of New York. As of 1900 there were 82,652 tenement buildings in the city, 42,700 which were located in Manhattan. The Tenement House Commission identified the inadequacies of the tenement house as follows: poor air and light, danger from fire, lack of separate water-closet and baths, overcrowding, and foul cellars and courts. The typical New York City tenement house (right, floor plan) was known as the “dumb-bell” tenement. The land-plot for the building was 25 feet wide by 100 feet deep and the building it-self was 25 feet wide and 90 feet deep. Ten feet was left bare in the back of the building so that the back rooms would receive some light. Composed of five to seven floors, the first floor of the tenement house usually had one or two stores and a few living rooms towards the back. The main corridor of the first floor was 8 feet wide by 60 feet deep and was usually dark. On the floors above, there were seven rooms on each side of the corridor with four families living on each floor. Only four of the fourteen rooms in total receive direct light from the front and back of the

More about Tenement House During The Industrial Revolution

Open Document