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In Constantinople. as in large cities today, different types of homes existed for people of different social and economic classes. Only the rich lived in single-family homes; most citizens resided in apartments. The poor lived in tenements, multi-story apartments built high and narrow to conserve land and money. Most homes and apartments in the city were constructed of stone, brick, or wood. Glass was not used for windows; the poor used wooden shutters and and the rich had windows of marble or alabaster.

- Answer from Teachers' Curriculum Institute, Student Handout 1A, Information on Housing in Constantinople, pg.14
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