Jones Hill is a small collection of homes on the hillside in the Upham’s Corner neighborhood centered around the commercial district. The neighborhood was built on the former estate of Samuel Downer, who made his fortune in the development of kerosene but is also known as a philanthropist and abolitionist. The homes include generously-proportioned single-family residences that feature views of both the harbor and the city skyline as well as two-family homes and triple-deckers built later in the area’s history.
Jones Hill is bounded by Stoughton Street to the north; Hanock Street to the south; Pleasant Street to the east; and Columbia Road to the west. Upham’s Corner is in the far northwest corner of the neighborhood.