Digest of the Statutes Relating to the Survey & Inspection of Buildings in the City of Boston, 1882

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Rockwell & Churchill, 1883 - 95 pages

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Page 10 - A tenement-house within the meaning of this title shall be taken to mean and include any house or building, or portion thereof, which is rented, leased, let or hired out, to be occupied, or is occupied as the home or residence of three families or more living independently of each other, and doing their cooking upon the premises, or by more than two families upon any floor, so living and cooking, but having a common right in the halls, stairways, yards, water-closets or privies, or some of them.
Page 29 - Every tenement or lodging house, and every part thereof, shall be kept clean and free from any accumulation •of dirt, filth, garbage, or other matter in or on the same, or in the yard, court, passage, area, or alley connected with or belonging to the same.
Page 32 - In every such house hereafter erected or converted every habitable room, except rooms in the attic, shall be in every part not less than eight feet in height from the floor to the ceiling; and every habitable room in the attic of any such building shall be at least eight feet in height from the floor to the ceiling, throughout not less than one-half the area of such room.
Page 28 - ... unless the same be in every part thereof at least seven feet in height measured from the floor to the ceiling thereof, nor...
Page 31 - ... vacate such building for the reasons to be stated therein as aforesaid. Such building, or part thereof, shall, within ten days thereafter, be vacated ; or within such shorter time, not less than twenty-four hours, as in said notice may be specified; but said board, if it shall become satisfied that the danger from said house, or part thereof, has ceased to exist, may revoke said order, and it shall thenceforward become inoperative.
Page 29 - ... if the same be so placed as not to be over, across, or opposite to the said external window, and so as to allow between every part of such steps and the external wall of such...
Page 40 - ... room; stairways on the outside of the building shall have suitable railed landings at each story above the first, and shall connect with each story...
Page 10 - cellar" shall be taken to mean and include every basement or lower story of any building or house of which one-half or more of the height from the floor to the ceiling is below the level of the street adjoining. The phrase
Page 88 - ... and the piles shall be spaced not over three feet on centres in the direction of the length of the wall.
Page 40 - ... with more than one way of egress by stairways on the inside or outside of the building...

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