July 2, 1922 Charleston Daily Mail Negro Housing Conditions
by head to been and ad- Frank will will to all these in these Finest and Worst Negro Homes in Charleston in Close Prom- imity, Survey Shows NEGKO LANDLORDS'SCORED by and a to the havo that The housing ^conditions of riegros east of Capitol street show some mbarkable contrasts, according to a report of the investigation conducted by Joel H. Taylor and Horny Burke, sanitory officers of the city of Charleston, Charleston, made public yesterday by T. Edward Hill, director of the buraau oÂ£ negro welfare' and statistics. In this section 'of the- city are to be found the finest homes owned by negroes in the city and a few from them are dwellings crowded unsanitary as are to be found in | large cities. This investigation cov- iered 297 homes on the east side of [Capitol street and on the south side, 'occupied by 1,333 Negrroes, of whom 878 are adults and 355 are children, 164 of the homes inevtsigated are owned by negroes and 133 by whites. ! 108 of the negroes .occupy their i homes and 56 houses owned by roes are rented to other negroes. iis an average of 4.2 rooms per and average of 2.8 beds and an average of 4 persons in each house. This is 1-1 persona per dwelling less than the average for the, entire city as shown by the United- States census 1920.