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Up the hill (always an increasingly important distinction in the unfolding years of the nineteenth century) from neighboring Sheldon Street, this is, not surprisingly, a bit more ambitious architecturally: higher, wider, more elaborately decorated houses, even if built for the same class of tradesmen and artisans as those a block south. Like many of the streets in this part of town, the experience to be savored here is not necessarily the individual house, though each has its charms, but their arrangement along the street. Like the northern end of Benefit Street, several of the houses on the uphill (here, the north) side have exposed basement stories, while those on the downhill side stand at street level.

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