I recall the passage in which he describes the street in which McTeague lives.
"McTeague" was printed in 1899; "Sister Carrie" a year later.
Just now the singleness and strength of McTeague's passion startled him.
McTeague's mind was as his body, heavy, slow to act, sluggish.
McTeague and Trina often heard of him in this capacity through Heise the harness-maker.
On the top shelf McTeague kept his concertina and a bag of bird seed for the canary.
The old invariable formula came back to McTeague on the instant.
McTeague, listening, heard Marcus go up-stairs to his room above.
A mile from the entrance the train reached the breast where McTeague's gang worked.
McTeague knew that he had come out into the hall and was leaning over the banisters.