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SUBJECT dumbbell tenements
TYPE AAT
ALTERNATE dumbbell apartments
REFERENCE ID 300005733
NOTES Apartment houses offering an improvement over standard long, narrow tenements by including air and light shafts between adjacent buildings resulting in characteristic dumbbell-shaped plans; common in New York City between 1879 and 1901, after which their construction was banned.
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