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Old Posted Oct 3, 2019, 3:54 AM
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Originally Posted by jmecklenborg View Post
I own a detached row house in Cincinnati built in 1914. The house sits on a 25x90 block between two narrow appartment buildings. The house itself is 20x35 feet, with 60" between it and the buildings to either side. It has several full-size windows on the sides, facing the pair of alleys, which let some light in and noise from the commotion that happens in the neighboring apartment buildings.
It's interesting to hear you call the narrow exterior passageways on either side of your house "alleys". Because of the great fire, Chicago has hundreds of thousands of such narrow exterior passageways between buildings and they are always referred to as "gangways" here. Our building, like most flat buildings in the city, has a 3' wide gangway on one side, the other side directly abuts our neighboring flat building. In Chicago vocabulary, an "alley" is exclusively a secondary service street that bisects the middle of a city block.
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