Social and cultural centers established by reformers in slum areas of American cities during the 1890s and the early 1900s. Jane Addams founded the most famous settlement house, in Chicago. (See Progressive movement.)
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Then came Bess Myerson, a daughter of Russian-Jewish immigrants who was raised in the Sholem Aleichem Houses in the Bronx.Why Was Bess Myerson the First and Last Jewish Miss America?|Emily Shire|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
New residents are living in houses in the suburbs and exurbs.
Brinsley came from behind a police cruiser parked on a busy street in the shadow of the Tompkins Public Houses.Alleged Cop Killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley Had a Death Wish|M.L. Nestel|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Set among the vacant houses of suburban New Mexico, the film offers a bleak perspective on the possibility of growth and renewal.
Its beautifully aged wooden exterior houses traditional floor seating and beautiful gardens typical of the area.
It contains above eighty thousand houses, and about six hundred thousand inhabitants.Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
The new creed, called the King's Book, approved by the houses of convocation, and made the standard of English orthodoxy.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
We make fast the doors of our lighted houses against the indigent and the hungry.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
The children of sinners become children of abominations, and they that converse near the houses of the ungodly.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
Whatever can be done to bring about the prompt and effective use of this new system of bank settlement will be done.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips