What are "dumbbell" tenements?

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What are "dumbbell" tenements?

-- --- (Rainbowbrat25@aol.com), January 29, 2001


Dumbbell tenements were cheap housing units created when cities became packed with people during the industrial revolution. They were termed dumbbell tenements due to the design of the building, which looked like a dumbbell with many housing units sharing a corridor.

-- Alex Hsi (ahsi@home.com), January 31, 2001.

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