Greetings All! This is Patricia and I am Traveling for History!!
Today’s video, https://youtu.be/9PYlSVHwrMo, is on the King Street Tenement Houses. All are located in the top block adjacent to South Winooski Avenue in Burlington, VT.
In this video, I share who built each building, why who the first tenants were and what they did for a living.
“In the United States, the term tenement initially meant a large building with multiple small spaces to rent. As cities grew in the nineteenth century, there was increasing separation between rich and poor. With rapid urban growth and immigration, overcrowded houses with poor sanitation gave tenements a reputation as slums.”-https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tenement
Battery Street Historic District Amendment document link: https://www.burlingtonvt.gov/sites/default/files/PZ/Historic/National-Register-PDFs/BatteryStHDAmendment.pdf Pages: 13-14, 30-32