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Before a developer brings a bulldozer to this block in the Hill, Jackie James wants to save a nondescript-looking house that holds a controversial place in the city’s history.

The three-story house is at 35 Sylvan Ave. Like the rest of the houses on the block across from Career High School, it is vacant and fenced off, awaiting the plans of a Boston developer who’s remaking a stretch of the Hill near the under-construction Yale-New Haven Hospital cancer center.

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