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From: "Amanda Clifford" <>
Subject: Re: [ALL] Alexander Street, Ward 20,Pittsburgh: Mystery on 1910 Census
Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2007 21:43:37 -0400
Ahh, ok, thanks.
I really don't know much about Pittsburgh at all - and the other addresses
for family I have were, according to assessor's searches, strictly one
family houses so I was a little confused, but this makes much sense.
On Behalf Of Judy Florian
Sent: Saturday, September 29, 2007 9:35 PM
Subject: Re: [ALL] Alexander Street, Ward 20,Pittsburgh: Mystery on 1910
Well, first, they didn't use apartment numbers back then like they do
Each person in a large house has their own "area" -- they likely all used
the same front door, then had their doors on their apartments they could
lock. As such, upwards of 20 families could live in those huge old
houses - often 3 stories plus attic and basement (depending on whether each
had just a room, or fewer families with larger areas). In some, each
apartment had its own bath and kitchen. In other houses, they shared a
central downstairs kitchen AND shared a bathroom (often one bathroom per
Each family group is separate, so each has a "head of household."
On 9/29/07, Amanda Clifford <> wrote:
> These people are all listed as renters, and the dwellings are described as
> houses, and each primary occupant is listed as the head of house.
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