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DETAIL FROM THE MAIN HALL LANDING, No. 11 E. SIXTY-SECOND STREET, NEW YORK END OF DINING-ROOM, No. 11 E. SIXTY-SECOND STREET, NEW YORK

ABNER J. HAYDEL, ARCHITECT The more public interior-wall surfaces, in high class work, are often treated entirely with cut-stone or marble. In the above illustration the stone extends from the first floor to the second-story ceiling, and will form an effective background for a large tapestry. By including the lighting fixtures as integral parts of the corner-panels

a stunning effect has been

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ABNER J. HAYDEL, ARCHITECT A dignified room with one of the handsomest wood-ceilings in the United States. The coldneam of the stone walls will be relieved by rare old tapestries and a few pictures in rich gilt

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THE ARCHITECTURAL ANNUAL

A PROPOSED MUNICIPAL EXPERIMENT TO PROVIDE MODEL HOUSES FOR THE

POOR IN NEW YORK CITY

FREE BATH HOUSES MAINTAINED BY THE CITY OF BUFFALO

REPRINTED FROM THE BUFFALO “ EVENING NEWS"

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petition signed by prominent men in New modern improvement that can be advantageously York City, men who are tax-payers, is used. The city to be debarred from renting any

about to be presented to the State Legisla- such property for the purpose of selling intoxiture at Albany urging that body to enact legis- cating liquors therein. lation which will result in acquiring one block of The objects to be attained are: ground on the east side of the Greater City to (1) Homes for the people who otherwise demonstrate the feasibility of building on the would never have them. ground selected model houses for the people.

(2) To furnish employment for local mechanThis action is based on the question of hous- ics, laborers, and tradesmen and thereby benefit ing the poor, which has been for some time the whole community. attracting the attention of many critics both in (3) To do away with the present unsanitary the United States and England. The city of tenements, which are a menace to life and health. Liverpool, England, has now in the course of In connection with the housing of the poor, erection 182 houses, with recreation grounds for the building of public bath houses by municipalthe poor, and since January 1st the city has ities to give free baths to the poor is also being appropriated $150,000 to be used in erecting agitated. Buffalo is in advance of many cities in ninety-five additional homes for the poor.

the United States in this field. The second of The League for Social Service, No. 105 East the public bath houses maintained by the city of Twenty-second Street, New York City, of which Buffalo was opened to the public on January 2d. Dr. Josiah Strong is President and Dr. William This bath house, including the site, building and H. Tolman is Secretary, is taking a deep and equipment, cost $18,900. It provides twenty-nine active interest in this work. The block of build baths and has two apartments-one for men and ings which the petition calls for, it is proposed, one for wonien. The baths are absolutely free, shall be owned by the city and rented at prices including soap, towels, and attendance. The which will pay the legal rate of interest on the first bath house built by Buffalo some years ago investments and the cost of keeping the homes cost $14,800 complete. During the year 1900, in first-class condition. The buildings, accord- 86,465 baths were given. The cost for mainteing to the plans, are to be fire-proof, with every nance was $2,498.

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