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Wooster Street Houses, 1884

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This illustration from the Community Service Society's Annual Report for 1884 suggests the primitive facilities for water supply available at that…

Wooster Street. -2.

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This drawing depicts the basement tenements that once were among the worst sources of contagion and disease in New York. Riis' "The Battle With Slums"…