Boardinghouses

Houses in which people receive lodging and meals for a fixed fee, typically for an extended period of time rather than simply overnight. Boarding houses are often family homes in which the family's spare bedrooms are used for boarders and the paying guests sit at the family table to take meals.

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34104
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Houses in which people receive lodging and meals for a fixed fee, typically for an extended period of time rather than simply overnight. Boarding houses are often family homes in which the family's spare bedrooms are used for boarders and the paying guests sit at the family table to take meals.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300312234. The J. Paul Getty Trust.