In Fig. 85 is shown the basement-floor plan of a moderate-priced apartment house. One end of the basement is occupied by the janitor's quarters, which, on account of the grade of the street, are above ground. In the janitor's apartment will be found a kitchen and a bath room as fully equipped as in any other part of the building. In the other end of the building is located the water-heating apparatus in the boiler room adjoining the coal bin. As would be inferred from that fact, the building throughout is supplied with hot water from this source.
The main, or first floor, plan is shown in Fig. 86. The building, which stands on a corner, is divided in the center by the vestibule and main hall, so that one apartment occupies each end of the structure and is isolated from all other apartments, thereby insuring privacy.
Fig. 85 Basement Plan of Apartment House
Fig. 86 First Floor Plan of Apartment House
The second and third floor plans are shown in Fig. 87 and the fourth-floor plan is shown in Fig. 88. It will be noticed that at the end of the dressers in the several kitchens, ice chests are indicated, and drip pans connected to refrigerator waste pipes are provided for each ice box. The bath rooms are each equipped with a full set of fixtures - bath tub, water closet and lavatory - and the kitchen contains a sink and set of two laundry trays. If a separate laundry were provided in the cellar one of these laundry trays could be omitted from each kitchen.
A feature of this building which will bear examination is the grouping of fixtures close together. It will be observed that eight-inch partitions are provided between the bath rooms and kitchens, and in these partitions the soil and vent stacks for each tier of apartments are run. By so grouping the fixtures one set of risers is made to do for each half of the building, so that only two soil and vent stacks are required for the entire installation.
Fig. 87 Second and Third Floor Plans of an Apartment House