Hudson Street


Drake, W. H. (William Henry) (Artist)
New York Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor (Issuing body)
Community Service Society of New York (Issuing body,Former owner)
Hudson Street
#11 Drawing by W. H. Drake In "Forty-First Annual Report of the New York Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor, for the year 1884." Page 50 (From the Tenement House Inspectors Report, pp. 35-60.) A rear view of ;- Hudson Street, conveys a good idea of the appearance of hundreds of similar houses in the city. Patched and tinkered up, settled, shaken and worn, added to or lopped off, th ey bear but a faint trace of their younger days in the long ago. In this particular house may be found many features peculiar to its class. Its roofs afford new inlets for the rain at almost every shower. Its window sashes, supposing them to be movable, will not meet the sill or lintel, and if they did the missing panes are whistled through by the wind. Doors won't shut because the doorway frame has no right angle. Floors are oblique and stairs and balusters are untrustworthy. Such plumbing as existed at the time of ray inspection was as much an inlet for sewer gas as an outlet for waste water.
Collection Name
Community Service Society records
Shelf Location
Box no. 296, Folder no. 1, Photograph no. 11
Women; Tenement houses; Play; Men; Laundry; Courtyards; Children; New York (N.Y.)
Annotation on back: Negative on file and 3 duplicates
Negative on file and 3 duplicates
Library Location
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
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