Leadership

FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING

Issue 12 and Volume 38.

FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING Another collapsed tenement house at Grand and Mott streets, Manhattan, New York, which caused the death of three persons, once more shows the inefficient workings of the building bureau of the borough of Manhattan and adds three more to the list of corpses that have formed the discreditable bede-roll of death which has been strung by that department. Supt. Hopper should have remembered that the house in question (so states a report more or less verified by the fact that the name of the owner has been withheld) was the property of the Trinity corporation —an ecclesiastical body which, judging from the condition past and present of its tenement houses, is apparently too spiritually minded to care about the physical welfare of its tenants. The property of a landlord with such a reputation should have been subjected to more than ordinary inspection, instead of which it…

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