ldhenson: (the LD key)
Tons of new updates on No. 9 Duane Street in the last three days (I've just uploaded another set), and I'm still not done yet.

Last night I found one of the most interesting things. Ever since I started researching the Brooklyn Newsboys' LH, it's been a mystery to me who their Superintendent was. Supt. Heig at the DSLH got a fair amount of mention in the press, but I couldn't find any significant mention of his counterpart in Brooklyn. I was also hampered by the fact that BCAS named positions a little differently than did the Manhattan CAS, by my own assumptions that a single woman at the time would not have been put in charge of the day-to-day lodging necessities of 100+ street boys, by the fact that several different titles were used for her, and by the fact that she was even referred to by several different names! But last night I finally put all the pieces together, though I haven't yet written it up for the site.
ldhenson: (the LD key)
Tons of new updates on No. 9 Duane Street in the last three days (I've just uploaded another set), and I'm still not done yet.

Last night I found one of the most interesting things. Ever since I started researching the Brooklyn Newsboys' LH, it's been a mystery to me who their Superintendent was. Supt. Heig at the DSLH got a fair amount of mention in the press, but I couldn't find any significant mention of his counterpart in Brooklyn. I was also hampered by the fact that BCAS named positions a little differently than did the Manhattan CAS, by my own assumptions that a single woman at the time would not have been put in charge of the day-to-day lodging necessities of 100+ street boys, by the fact that several different titles were used for her, and by the fact that she was even referred to by several different names! But last night I finally put all the pieces together, though I haven't yet written it up for the site.
ldhenson: (the LD key)
I've just added a new lodging house profile to the No. 9 site:

No. 49 Park Place, the second of the Children's Aid Society's "main" Newsboys' LHs and the immediate predecessor of the Duane Street Lodging House. That brings the total number of LHs profiled on the site to nine. Whew! I didn't think there'd be that many when I started!

The bulk of the data I have for that LH is up. There are a few more associated details I'll be adding later.
ldhenson: (the LD key)
I've just added a new lodging house profile to the No. 9 site:

No. 49 Park Place, the second of the Children's Aid Society's "main" Newsboys' LHs and the immediate predecessor of the Duane Street Lodging House. That brings the total number of LHs profiled on the site to nine. Whew! I didn't think there'd be that many when I started!

The bulk of the data I have for that LH is up. There are a few more associated details I'll be adding later.
ldhenson: (the LD key)
I've finally finished coding No. 9 Duane Street yet again. Almost all are behind-the-scenes changes. Even though my last major overhaul converted the entire site to CSS, there was still a lot of inefficient coding, plus the formatting went all wonky in IE at certain resolutions. I wiped about half the code and re-built it from the start.

Read more... )

The columns are in their proper places now rather than being all bunched up on the left side in IE, and margins have been cleaned up. I altered the color scheme slightly (no more dealing with web-safe colors) and host of little formatting errors--missing or mis-labled headers, that sort of thing--left over from the last update have been fixed.

It probably won't make much visible difference to visitors, but it feels good to have that code all cleaned up.
ldhenson: (the LD key)
I've finally finished coding No. 9 Duane Street yet again. Almost all are behind-the-scenes changes. Even though my last major overhaul converted the entire site to CSS, there was still a lot of inefficient coding, plus the formatting went all wonky in IE at certain resolutions. I wiped about half the code and re-built it from the start.

Read more... )

The columns are in their proper places now rather than being all bunched up on the left side in IE, and margins have been cleaned up. I altered the color scheme slightly (no more dealing with web-safe colors) and host of little formatting errors--missing or mis-labled headers, that sort of thing--left over from the last update have been fixed.

It probably won't make much visible difference to visitors, but it feels good to have that code all cleaned up.
ldhenson: (dutchy2)
I just finished overhauling all the pages on No. 9 Duane Street. It won't look very much different; the most visible changes are the improved page headers, the re-organization of the table of contents, and the fact that the main body of text no longer stretches across the entire page and is now easier to read.

The bulk of the changes are under the surface, where I've converted all the old formatting from HTML to CSS. It's cleaner and more consistent now, and though it was a lot of work, it'll make all future content updates go much smoother.
ldhenson: (dutchy2)
I just finished overhauling all the pages on No. 9 Duane Street. It won't look very much different; the most visible changes are the improved page headers, the re-organization of the table of contents, and the fact that the main body of text no longer stretches across the entire page and is now easier to read.

The bulk of the changes are under the surface, where I've converted all the old formatting from HTML to CSS. It's cleaner and more consistent now, and though it was a lot of work, it'll make all future content updates go much smoother.
ldhenson: (jack)
I've updated No. 9 Duane Street at last!

I've been neglecting the site for far too long; my schedule kept getting in the way. Still, I was sitting on some very interesting bits of research and finally decided to knuckle down and get them posted.

In particular, Sampler's gone through and compiled some stats from the 1900 federal census (I've put up the data on nationalities, but still need to process the occupation and age info).

Also, whatever became of the Elizabeth Home for Girls (the girls' lodging house) has long been a mystery for me...I had some guesses from tiny clues sprinkled here and there in news articles and the like, but no real confirmation. But now it's official: not only is the building still standing, it's recently been declared a landmark! That makes three of the circa-1899 LHs that still exist, two of which are landmarks to boot.
ldhenson: (jack)
I've updated No. 9 Duane Street at last!

I've been neglecting the site for far too long; my schedule kept getting in the way. Still, I was sitting on some very interesting bits of research and finally decided to knuckle down and get them posted.

In particular, Sampler's gone through and compiled some stats from the 1900 federal census (I've put up the data on nationalities, but still need to process the occupation and age info).

Also, whatever became of the Elizabeth Home for Girls (the girls' lodging house) has long been a mystery for me...I had some guesses from tiny clues sprinkled here and there in news articles and the like, but no real confirmation. But now it's official: not only is the building still standing, it's recently been declared a landmark! That makes three of the circa-1899 LHs that still exist, two of which are landmarks to boot.
ldhenson: (strike)
Updates at No. 9 Duane Street, too minor to warrant an announcement on other forums.

But I'll mention them here, because they're interesting:

  • A note about one of the entertainment options, the Windsor Theatre.

  • Nationalities of lodging boys.

  • Dog incident no. 2: Carlo and the aforementioned Windsor Theatre.
ldhenson: (strike)
Updates at No. 9 Duane Street, too minor to warrant an announcement on other forums.

But I'll mention them here, because they're interesting:

  • A note about one of the entertainment options, the Windsor Theatre.

  • Nationalities of lodging boys.

  • Dog incident no. 2: Carlo and the aforementioned Windsor Theatre.
ldhenson: (nazgul)
Argh! What's the point of me taking detailed notes for No. 9 if I'm just going to up and lose them before I can get them entered?
ldhenson: (nazgul)
Argh! What's the point of me taking detailed notes for No. 9 if I'm just going to up and lose them before I can get them entered?

No. 9.

Jan. 22nd, 2008 10:27 am
ldhenson: (strike)
I got a brief note the other day from the Reference desk at an Indiana library, thanking me for No. 9 Duane Street as it helped some students write their assignments. That was nice.

No. 9.

Jan. 22nd, 2008 10:27 am
ldhenson: (strike)
I got a brief note the other day from the Reference desk at an Indiana library, thanking me for No. 9 Duane Street as it helped some students write their assignments. That was nice.
ldhenson: (strike)
No. 9 Duane Street says "Happy Thanksgiving" with the addition of not one but two Thanksgiving images.

The first was a photo taken in 1898, showing the boys lining up for Thanksgiving dinner at the Lodging House. The image is very dark and indistinct, but you can make out some individual faces and background details.

The other is a line illustration showing the Thanksgiving dinner itself, likely dated 1890's.

There's also another illustration of an everyday dinner (just to continue the theme), plus new info about curfews, the private beds, Sundays, and--yes--meals again. Other updates (since the last time I posted about the site here) include info on the movie Newsboys' Home, the Farm School, two images of the Tompkins Square LH, the movie strike versus the historical one (did you know there were really two strikes?), and a host of other stuff.

I've also pulled the Campbell images, pending a reply from Harvard. (No, no-one complained. I'm just playing it safe.)
ldhenson: (strike)
No. 9 Duane Street says "Happy Thanksgiving" with the addition of not one but two Thanksgiving images.

The first was a photo taken in 1898, showing the boys lining up for Thanksgiving dinner at the Lodging House. The image is very dark and indistinct, but you can make out some individual faces and background details.

The other is a line illustration showing the Thanksgiving dinner itself, likely dated 1890's.

There's also another illustration of an everyday dinner (just to continue the theme), plus new info about curfews, the private beds, Sundays, and--yes--meals again. Other updates (since the last time I posted about the site here) include info on the movie Newsboys' Home, the Farm School, two images of the Tompkins Square LH, the movie strike versus the historical one (did you know there were really two strikes?), and a host of other stuff.

I've also pulled the Campbell images, pending a reply from Harvard. (No, no-one complained. I'm just playing it safe.)
ldhenson: (strike)
A raft of new updates to No. 9 Duane Street.

Let's see...what's been added since the last time I posted about it here? There are

* 5 present-day screencaps of the Tompkins Sq. Lodging House, from Google Maps

* 6 present-day screencaps of the Brooklyn LH, from Google Maps

* 1 historical DSLH image

* an entire new page on the Elizabeth Home for Girls (the girls' lodging house)

* and a few bits of miscellania.

Next up: the [livejournal.com profile] sandfordpolice Fic Index, as soon as I can get to it. Sadly, I can't even tell you the last time I read fic from the comm, I'm so far behind.
ldhenson: (strike)
A raft of new updates to No. 9 Duane Street.

Let's see...what's been added since the last time I posted about it here? There are

* 5 present-day screencaps of the Tompkins Sq. Lodging House, from Google Maps

* 6 present-day screencaps of the Brooklyn LH, from Google Maps

* 1 historical DSLH image

* an entire new page on the Elizabeth Home for Girls (the girls' lodging house)

* and a few bits of miscellania.

Next up: the [livejournal.com profile] sandfordpolice Fic Index, as soon as I can get to it. Sadly, I can't even tell you the last time I read fic from the comm, I'm so far behind.

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