1903 typical Chinese tenement house

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 21:46

Plan of a typical tenement house in the congested district, built around 1903.  Note the windowless cubicles, deep room and poor daylight and ventilation in the living portion as well as in the kitchen. 

Some 30 adults and children survived in a space of just under 500 square feet.  (Taken from Nigel Cameron, "An illustrated History of Hong Kong"

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