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Published by Press of the Ideal Printery in [Washington .
Written in English



  • Washington (D.C.)


  • Housing -- Washington (D.C.),
  • Washington (D.C.) -- Streets.,
  • Washington (D.C.) -- Sanitary affairs.

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Edition Notes

Bibliography : p. 34-35.

Other titlesAlleys of Washington, D.C.
StatementBy Grace Vawter Bicknell pub. by the Committee on Housing, Woman"s Welfare Department, National Civic Federation, November 1912.
ContributionsNational Civic Federation. Woman"s Welfare Dept. Committee on Housing.
LC ClassificationsHD7304.W3 B5
The Physical Object
Pagination35 p.
Number of Pages35
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6572789M
LC Control Number15000328

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