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Baltimore's Alley Houses: Homes for Working People since the 1780s by Mary Ellen Hayward Online



Baltimore's Alley Houses: Homes for Working People since the 1780s

Baltimore's Alley Houses: Homes for Working People since the 1780s

  • Title: Baltimore's Alley Houses: Homes for Working People since the 1780s
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  • ISBN : 9780801888342
  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 328 pages


This pioneering study explains how one of America s important early cities responded to the challenge of housing its poorer citizens Where and how did the working poor live How did builders and developers provide reasonably priced housing for lower income groups during the city s growth Having studied over 3,000 surviving alley houses in Balti through extensive land This pioneering study explains how one of America s important early cities responded to the challenge of housing its poorer citizens Where and how did the working poor live How did builders and developers provide reasonably priced housing for lower income groups during the city s growth Having studied over 3,000 surviving alley houses in Balti through extensive land records and census research, Mary Ellen Hayward systematically reconstructs the lives, households, and neighborhoods that once thrived on the city s narrowest streets.In the past, these neighborhoods were sometimes referred to as dilapidated, blighted, or poverty stricken In Balti s Alley Houses, Hayward reveals the rich cultural and ethnic traditions that formed the African American and immigrant Irish, German, Bohemian, and Polish communities that made their homes on the city s alley streets.Featuring than one hundred historic images, Balti s Alley Houses documents the changing architectural styles of low income housing over two centuries and reveals the complex lives of its residents


Author Mary Ellen Hayward




Baltimore's Alley Houses: Homes for Working People since the 1780s Reviews (3)

  • Through examining the alley houses this book delivered a great overall history of the growth of Balti city, and why the city looks the way it does Interestingly, found a friend s family history detailed in the book as well The world is smaller than one thinks sometimes, and history much closely con [..]

  • Great historical reference of Balti s growth as well as how our ethnic neighborhoods came to be Loved it [..]

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