Col. Ingham's Visit Ot Sybaris

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Cambridge, Welch, Bigelow, & Company, 1869
 

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Page 200 - ... that in any area adjoining a vault, cellar, or underground room, there may be steps necessary for access to such vault, cellar, or room if the same be so placed as not to be over, across, or opposite to...
Page 196 - ... lawful, without a permit from the board of health or superintendent, to let or occupy or suffer to be occupied separately as a dwelling, any vault, cellar or underground room, built or rebuilt after said date, or which shall not have been so let or occupied before said date. And from...
Page 205 - A tenement-house within the meaning of this title shall be taken to mean and include any house or building, or portion thereof, which is rented, leased, let or hired out, to be occupied, or is occupied as the home or residence of three families or more living independently of each other, and doing their cooking upon the premises, or by more than two families upon any floor, so living and cooking, but having a common right in the halls, stairways, yards, water-closets or privies, or some of them.
Page 200 - ... below the level of the floor thereof up to the surface of the said street or ground, an open space of at least two feet and six inches wide in every part, nor unless the same be well and effectually drained by means of a drain, the uppermost part of which is one foot at least below the level of the floor of such vault, cellar, or room, nor unless there is a clear space of not less than one foot below the level of the floor, except where the same is cemented, nor unless there be appurtenant to...
Page 198 - ... for which they are provided shall not exceed the proportion above required for every privy or water-closet. Every such house situated upon a lot on a street in which there is a sewer, shall have the water-closets or privies furnished with a proper connection with the sewer, which connection shall be in all its parts adequate for the purpose, so as to permit entirely and freely to pass whatever enters the same. Such connection with the sewer shall be of a form...
Page 202 - ... or part thereof, shall, whenever any person in such house is sick of fever, or of any infectious, pestilential or contagious disease, and such sickness is known to such owner, keeper, agent or lessee, give immediate notice thereof to the board of health, or to...
Page 199 - It shall not be lawful, without such permit, to let or continue to be let, or to occupy or suffer to be occupied separately as a dwelling, any...
Page 197 - The roof of even- such house shall be kept in good repair and so as not to leak, and all rain water shall be so drained or conveyed therefrom as to prevent its dripping on the ground or causing dampness in the walls, yard or area. All stairs shall be provided with proper balusters or railings, and shall be kept in good repair.
Page 146 - England. The population of the town was 9,500, a little less than Vineland. It maintained forty liquor-shops. These kept busy a police judge, city marshal, assistant marshal, four night watchmen, six policemen. Fires were almost continual. That small place maintained a paid fire department of four companies, of forty men each, at an expense of three thousand dollars per annum. I belonged to this department for six years, and the fires averaged about one every two weeks, and mostly incendiary. The...
Page 197 - ... of the rooms, impracticable, such last-mentioned ventilating or transom window shall communicate with an adjoining room that itself communicates with the entry or hall. Every such house or building shall have in the roof, at the top of the hall, an adequate and proper ventilator, of a form approved by the Board of Health or the superintendent.

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