Rooming Houses

Houses, sometimes family homes or other relatively small buildings, that offer for a fixed fee apartments or rooms and sometimes meals. Rooming houses typically differ from boardinghouses in that a rooming house offers fewer amenities and less social contact with the family or other operators. However, in nineteenth-century American usage, the term may overlap in meaning with "boardinghouses.".

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Houses, sometimes family homes or other relatively small buildings, that offer for a fixed fee apartments or rooms and sometimes meals. Rooming houses typically differ from boardinghouses in that a rooming house offers fewer amenities and less social contact with the family or other operators. However, in nineteenth-century American usage, the term may overlap in meaning with "boardinghouses."

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300312235. The J. Paul Getty Trust.