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THEN: An Arabber's cart makes its way down Stirling Street in Oldtown in Baltimore in 1967. (Robert Kniesche, Baltimore Sun, 1967)

NOW: Oldtown's Stirling Street, shown in 2016, was Baltimore first concentrated dollar-house homesteading neighborhood. In 1974, dozens of renovators paid a token $1 for homes constructed in the early 19th century. The early renovators refurbished single homes or combined two properties into one. (Kim Hairston, Baltimore Sun, 2016)

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