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...affects the Nearby Houses, too.
As early as the World War I era, it was important to have an address close to Ward Parkway.
Streetcar on Ward Parkway-Sunset Hill Line.
An almost forgotten service on Ward Parkway, the Sunset Hill line extended to the south edge of home construction. The route originated at the Westport interchange just west of Broadway on Westport Road. When established in 1909, Nichols and the Wards envisioned it as a primary means of transportation for all but the wealthiest lot owners who might have chauffeurs who would drive them to work in a carriage or an early motor car. After World War I, the Sunset Hill line reverted to stub service with an extra transfer because the primary riders were no longer homeowners, but day servants. Its service ended entirely in the 1920s when the east lane of Ward Parkway was paved to provide for increasing automobile traffic in the neighborhood. Servants arrived by motor bus after that time.
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