Re: Query: Purpose-built dwellings, flats and hotels for single working women, c1850-1920

Nina, you might be interested in the "woman houses" constructed to house workers in the bleach works of western Scotland. They were built earlier than your time period, but continued to be occupied into the 1870s. They were built and owned by the corporations, not the kinds of voluntary societies you list, and my impression is that the intention was only to keep the workers near the works, not for any much higher moral reason (though of course morality was a concern). As far as I know, none of the structures survive.

CFP: Women, Gender and Sexuality network for the Social Science History Association (SSHA) - Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on November 2-5, 2017

Dear Colleagues,

We as the chairs of the “Women, Gender and Sexuality” network for the Social Science History Association (SSHA) are looking forward to the 42nd annual meeting which is scheduled to take place in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on November 2-5, 2017. The conference theme is “Changing Social Connections in Time and Space.”

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