City of New York
Department of Health
505 Pearl Street
Borough of Manhatten
New York, April 10, 1928
Miss Rosika Schwimmer
2 West 83rd Street
New York City
Your complaint in relation to insanitary conditions of your apartment, due to defective plumbing, etc. was referred to a Field Inspector, who made a careful survey of premises, and reported:
- Offensive odors and sewerage backing up in kitchen sink and wash tube in apartment 2E and apartments at East and North due to obstructed and defective house drain in cellar.
- Plaster on walls and ceilings in various rooms broken loose and cracked.
- Wall paper in several rooms torn and unclean.
- Painted walls of several rooms unclean and insanitary.
Inasmuch as this is a tenement house, a copy of our report will be referred to that Department for action.
A. Blauvelt M.D.
Assistant Sanitary Superintendent
In General Charge
New York Public Library Manuscripts and Archives Division. Rosika Schwimmer Papers, Box 178.