Sybaris and Other Homes

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Fields, Osgood, & Company, 1869 - 206 pages
 

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Page 124 - Massachusetts, — and when they established afterwards the other constitutions which on that were patterned, — were all based on a supposed state of society, where almost every man owned his home, had a stake in the country, as the English say, and had that steadfast desire to improve the town in which he lived, in all of its institutions, which to such real estate belongs. Real estate, indeed! It is the only estate which gives man firm foothold. It represents the only wealth which does not easily...
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 199 - ... 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.
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 - ... 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 such vault, cellar, or room the use of a water-closet or privy, kept and provided as in...
Page 199 - ... and extending along the entire frontage thereof, and upwards from six inches below the level of the floor thereof up to the surface of the said street or ground, an open...
Page 198 - ... 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 203 - Such building or part thereof shall, within ten days thereafter, be vacated ; or within such shorter time, not less than twenty-four hours, as in said notice may be specified ; but said board, if it shall become satisfied that the danger from said house or part thereof has ceased to exist, may revoke said order, and it shall thenceforward become inoperative.

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