Outside

Outside: Living Conditions in the Neighborhoods of Pittsburgh

Back to Back Houses: Double row owned in 1908 by Tibby Glass Company, each household section being made up of one room on each floor. No through ventilation, no sewer connection, no running water. In nearly every house lived children who had gone to work below the legal age.
Rock Street. Showing the Open Drain: "The drain becomes the resting place for innumerable empty tin cans, worn out brooms, old shoes, and other articles foreign to the lap of a respectable sewer. As result, it overflows into cellar and basement kitchens."
Hazel Alley, McKeesport: Vaults and living rooms in close proximity
A Hillside Battery of Disease: Thirteen dry unsewered vaults are shown in the length of the picture. Waste water drains down over the embankment, alongside the tracks where the through Baltimore and Ohio passenger trains set the dust awhirl. The vault next the end at the left is all that is supplied to three houses, sheltering eight families.
Equipment for Home Life: Four houses, one behind another, climbing up hillside between streets. Under the porch to the left were two filthy closets without flushing apparatus. They were the only provision for five families in the first two houses
Basin Alley: In the Italian quarter on the Hill, Pittsburgh.
Rear Alley, Duquesne: A growing spot for weeds and rubbish piles and children
Wings of the Largest Tenement in the District: Two stories on Forbes Street and five stories in the rear. No fire-escapes. Over 20 families. A photograph of this building was published as an example of bad housing in the Bureau of Health Report for 1907. It is an example of worse housing in 1914.
Miller Street, Duquesne: Open drain at side of street.
Offspring of the Old-Time Wells: Yard hydrant and filthy wooden drain, Braddock.
Clogged Drain on Maurice Street
Hydrant Adjacent to Vault: The only water supply for nine families
General View of the Soho Hill District: Cornet Street in the foreground; the Jones and Laughlin steel millls and the Twenty-second Street bridge in the distance; Forbes Street to the right
Wash Day in an Inner Court, Braddock: Thirteen families used this court. In the octagonal building eight closets emptied into a sewer which was flushed only occasionally
Willow Alley, Braddock: Rubbish in rear yard where children play. Two hydrants and two vaults for 30 apartments.
Residence Street, Pitcairn: Typical of neighborhoods where higher paid employees live, to be found in most of the larger industrial towns of the Pittsburgh District