Title: Garden cities in theory and practice; being an amplification of a paper on the potentialities of applied science in a garden city, read before Section F of the British Association
Year: 1905 (1900s)
Authors: Sennett, Alfred Richard
Subjects: Garden cities
Publisher: London, Bemrose
Contributing Library: Robarts – University of Toronto
Digitizing Sponsor: University of Toronto
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ve the living-room on the ground floor. In thetwo latter cases the hexagonal building affords twelve complete sets oftenements. In the case of bachelor artisans—in order to reduce both the rentaland the amount of house labour—the bathrooms and the w.c.s wouldbe placed in the hexagonal building shown in the centre of the yard—which building in the case of the family hexamultiple dwellings wouldbe the joint wash-house. These jointly occupied detached buildingswould be supplied with cheap fuel-gas, and hot baths could be obtainedtherein without the trouble and expense necessarily attendant upon theemployment of coal fires and boilers. The roof of the dwellings would consist of a concrete floor protectedby parapet walls on the inner and outer sides, and it would be laidout as a flower-garden. An exterior iron staircase would give accessto the roof, and this staircase would continue down into a basementpassage, through which access to the yard would be obtained andall refuse removed.
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* Q 3 S Oh 3O u a. 262 E WASHING 263 and necessary everyday labour entailed in thewashing of clothes. In lesser civilized countriestime has done little in mitigation of the arduousand incessant work of washing clothes by hand.One has only to journey through Italy and someparts of France, there to watch the violent and,to our way of thinking, headache-producing methodof washing clothes, depicted in the illustrations, toappreciate this. For, seldom can one cross thecourse of the clear, intermittent, and boulder-bestrewn water-courses without seeing that quaintand truly continental picture formed by groups ofwomen, young and buxom, old and wizened, kneel-ing on bits of sacking, bits of board, or upon thegray, rounded boulders themselves, clad in themost varied of garbs, and with the queerest head-gear, all with heads hanging down, bobbing andwagging, as they belabour with might and main—and ofttimes with large shovel-shapedp1 tens—but very little soap, the most heterogeneous ofhabili
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