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New York, New York: How the Apartment House Transformed the Life of the City (1869-1930)
Hawes shows how New York changed from the end of the Civil War (when all respectable New Yorkers resided in private houses) through the Roaring Twenties and Art Deco thirties (when 98% of the population had become apartment dwellers), as Victorian New York became modern New York. 66 photographs, drawings, and floorplans.
Hardcover, 0 pages
Published May 2nd 1993 by Knopf
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Interesting description of how apartment houses came to exist in New York, though it does seem that this book was someone's thesis project. The photos of old Manhattan are fun to look at and the explanations of how society viewed the change of housing are also good, but I admit I skimmed quite a bit of this book. Even so, it was a decent historical read on an unusual topic.