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I’m surprised I’ve never covered the heart of Dogtown, which sits on a relatively elevated location on the western edge of the city.

The heart of the area is Tamm Avenue, where the neighborhood’s Irish heritage comes out.

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Dogtown was just always a solid, working-class neighborhood; the name supposedly comes from the dogs left out by owners when they headed down to the valley to work at the clay mines and brick yards.

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The housing stock is typical for the first couple of decades of the Twentieth Century, and multi-family housing is mixed in with single family bungalows.

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There aren’t really many mansions in the neighborhood.

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But there are some stunning apartment buildings up on the streets near Forest Park.

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