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Stronger Police Forces

1850

Police offers started to get better pay, and longer hours. But this was only in big cities.

First Fire Department (non volunteer)

1853

First salaried fire department in Cleveland Ohio

Elevated Railway

1867

NYC built the first elevated railway. This helped everyone get to work.

First Apartment

1870

built in NYC, 6 rooms per apartment. 1k-1.5k a year

Chicago Fire

1871

Drunk man accidentally burns down a barn, which spreads to all of Chicago. Burning down 1/3 of the populations homes.

Invention of Cable Cars

1873

A trolley moved by an underground chain. to help it go up hills.

Improve Slum Conditions

1879

construction of dumbbell tenements. They were long narrow housing complexes. The soon turned to worse than a dump, and was a breading place for rats and other vermin.

Row Houses

1880

with row housing each family could own land. By 1880 New York had hundreds of blocks of row houses.

Electric Subway

1897

Invented in Boston

Electric Bulbs

1900

Houses began to have electric bulbs