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This photo was taken at the start of the 20th century, just after this house was constructed in a small neighborhood that was established at the end of the 19th century. The development spurred others in the area, all of which have handsome houses with private lawns. This development shared its name with the street on which it was located, and while the street remains, the beautiful houses do not. This house was razed less than three decades after it was built to make way for elevator apartment buildings. Where was this house and what was its neighborhood called?
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