S. C. Lee Junior High eighth grade science students worked as engineers and historical social commentators as they built tenement housing which was prevalent in New York City’s lower east side during the 19th century.

Tenements were typically buildings that were once single-family dwellings that were converted into multiple living spaces to accommodate the growing population due to immigration in the area. Because tenements were the conversion of single-family spaces into multifamily spaces, they were cramped, poorly lit, and lacked proper ventilation.

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