3.22.2017

Boarding House

Margaret & a son lived her later years in a Boarding house on Boston Street in Indianola, IA. early 1900s.
A boarding house is a house (frequently a family home) in which lodgers rent one or more rooms for one or more nights, and sometimes for extended periods of weeks, months, and years. The common parts of the house are maintained, and some services, such as laundry and cleaning, may be supplied. They normally provide "room and board," that is, at least some meals as well as accommodation. A "lodging house," also known in the United States as a "rooming house," may or may not offer meals. Lodgers legally only obtain a licence to use their rooms, and not exclusive possession, so the landlord retains the right of access.
a modern map shows West Boston Ave. is 2 streets over from Memorial Park.

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