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Tenement Housing in Rio de Janeiro, 1870s-1880s
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Tenement Housing in Rio de Janeiro, 1870s-1880s

Authors: Erik Steiner and Zephyr Frank

Tenement housing provided a means to turn cheap real estate into gold. In the 1870s and 1880s, tenement housing provided a means for savvy businessmen to turn cheap real estate into gold. This visualization explores the changing spatial pattern of tenement ownership in the city in the 1870s and 1880s. How does the distribution of tenements relate to the overall pattern of rent in the city? Comparing tenement houses to their surrounding neighborhoods reveals how lucrative these types of properties could be.
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