Police offers started to get better pay, and longer hours. But this was only in big cities.
First salaried fire department in Cleveland Ohio
NYC built the first elevated railway. This helped everyone get to work.
built in NYC, 6 rooms per apartment. 1k-1.5k a year
Drunk man accidentally burns down a barn, which spreads to all of Chicago. Burning down 1/3 of the populations homes.
A trolley moved by an underground chain. to help it go up hills.
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.
with row housing each family could own land. By 1880 New York had hundreds of blocks of row houses.
Invented in Boston
Houses began to have electric bulbs