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Living downtown :the history of residential hotels in the United States /Paul Groth.

Collection Type
Books
Originator
Groth, Paul Erling.
Publication
Berkeley : University of California Press
Contents
1. Conflicting Ideas About Hotel Life. Hotel Homes and Cosmopolitan Diversity. Barriers to Understanding Hotel Living. San Francisco's Hotels as Exemplars -- 2. Palace Hotels and Social Opulence. Personal Ease and Instant Social Position. Incubators for a Mobile High Society. Conversion Experiences for the New City -- 3. Midpriced Mansions for Middle Incomes. Convenience for Movable Lives. Mansions for Rent. Alternative Quarters. Room for Exceptions -- 4. Rooming Houses and the Margins of Respectability. Plain Rooms. Economic Limbo. Rooming House Districts: Diversity and Mixture. Downtown Alternatives to Rooming Houses. Scattered Homes versus Material Correctness -- 5. Outsiders and Cheap Lodging Houses. Essential Outcasts. No-Family Houses. Zones for Single Laborers: Skid Row and Chinatown. Fronts for Embarrassing Economic Realities -- 6. Building a Civilization Without Homes. Owners and Managers. Specialization for Single Use. Public Impressions and Residential Opposition.
7. Hotel Homes as a Public Nuisance. Hotel Critics and Reform Ranks. Concerns for the Family. Hazards for the Individual. Threats to Urban Citizenship. Hotel Homes as a Public Nuisance -- 8. From Scattered Opinion to Centralized Policy. Forging Frameworks for Housing Change. Early Arenas of Hotel Control. Doctrinaire Idealism and Deliberate Ignorance. Buildings as Targets and Surrogates -- 9. Prohibition Versus Pluralism. Losing Ground: Changing Contexts, 1930-1970. Official Prohibitions of Hotel Life, 1930-1970. Since 1970: Conflicts Surrounding Hotel Life. The Prospect of Pluralism in Housing. History Urban Experts and Pluralism -- Appendix: Hotel and Employment Statistics.
Date
c1994.
Description
xxii, 401 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Notes
Gift of the Vernacular Architecture Forum.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 371-386) and index.
ISBN
0520068769 (alk. paper)
9780520068766 (alk. paper)
GUSN
254568
Call Number
Stacks HD7288.U4 G76 1994
Descriptive terms
Aparthotel
Architecture and society
Arquitetura moderna (estados unidos)
City and town life
Geschichte.
Habitacao.
Hoteis (arquitetura)
Hotels History.
Hotels.
Housing Sociological aspects.
Pensions.
Single people Housing History.
Single-room occupancy hotels History.
Sociologia urbana.
Places
USA
United States
United States.

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