“Cage Rooms” at the Standard Hotel

“Cage Rooms” at the Standard Hotel


: “Cage Rooms” at the Standard Hotel (114 Hennepin Avenue South, Minneapolis), June 29, 1960. At the turn of the century, chicken-wire sub-ceilings were a common feature in cheaper boardinghouses in cities with a large temporary workforce. While Minneapolis banned the construction of new “cage hotels” in 1918, many lasted right up to the Gateway’s demolition. Some tenants who were evicted had been in their rooms since the 1920s.

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