Housing conditions in St. Louis
"Citizens of the City of St. Louie have joined with Mr. Lawrence Veillier, Deputy Commissioner of the New York Tenement House Commission, in the belief that St. Louis has no tenement problem. Regarding a housing problem the latter has remained silent, the former silently ignorant. To show that St. Louis has a very serious housing problem and a menacing tenement problem is the object of this investigation and report. ... The present report is founded upon a thorough house to house investigation and based upon its findings, if from no other desire than that of self-preservation. Yet there should be a higher motive for demand - a motive which gives the working class a right to live decently. ... In determining the area to be investigated the Housing 41.C,~ Committee of the Civic League sought for a representative section where St. Louis working peoples were contending with old housing evils and threatened with new ones. ... As a means of simplification and more graphic presentation, the single large area has been dealt with in this report under the following divisions; (l) the Jewish district; (2) the Negro district; (3) the Mixed district; (4) the Italian district; and (6) the Polish district. Nor is this division one of nationality alone, but rather is it one of physical differences which adhere closely to such a division of peoples."--Pages 1-4.
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