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

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-254568

Description

xxii, 401 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Single-room occupancy hotels History.
Hotels History.
Architecture and society
City and town life
Housing Sociological aspects.
Single people Housing History.
Sociologia urbana.
Habitacao.
Arquitetura moderna (estados unidos)
Hoteis (arquitetura)
Hotels.
Pensions.
Aparthotel
Geschichte.

Originator

Groth, Paul Erling.

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.

Publication

Berkeley : University of California Press

Description

xxii, 401 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 371-386) and index.
Gift of the Vernacular Architecture Forum.

ISBN

0520068769 (alk. paper)
9780520068766 (alk. paper)

Call Number

Stacks HD7288.U4 G76 1994

Places

United States
United States.
USA