up (west) on Cross Street until you reach the intersection at
a left heading south again.On the right hand side of the block stands 1124.
Riverside was originally two houses of a type known as “half
houses” or “alley houses” which were but one room deep.The houses were built between 1830 and 1840 to be rented
to free slaves and immigrants who were struggling to find
a place for themselves in the local labor market.Across the street lived their employers.Notice the archways between some of the houses there.They once led to livery stables behind the houses,
where the free slaves worked.