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Figures on indoor plumbing, etc., need a context
To be accurate and useful, figures on what percentage of housing in the 1940s lacked indoor plumbing (or similar stats) need to be placed into the context of what was typical for that time. While I've no doubt that the area was less developed than the surrounding areas, it's important to remember that even into the 1950s, there were plenty of areas where even the non-marginalized didn't have such facilities at home. Lawikitejana (talk) 13:18, 29 June 2011 (UTC)
Agree - this is one reason that urban renewal was undertaken across the country - to take down what was considered substandard housing and replace it with something better. Not always done well but it was well intentioned.Parkwells (talk) 18:58, 6 March 2014 (UTC)
I'll try to find if the originator(s) of the article have user pages where I can ask this, but in the meantime ... there's mention in the article that Mexicans (which in common usage for the time period and today often includes(ed) Mexican-Americans) weren't allowed in Pike Park until 1931. A 1920 news article I found in the Morning News archive refers to some place in Little Mexico called "Mexican Park," where Christmas activities were going to be sponsored. Anyone who can get clarification on what park they were describing? Lawikitejana (talk) 13:22, 29 June 2011 (UTC)
May be that it was also the difference between official and unofficial uses.Parkwells (talk) 18:59, 6 March 2014 (UTC)