The Boarded Window

What is the setting of The Boarded Window by Ambrose Bierce?

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The setting is the actual house with the boarded window. As it says in the enotes summary, no one can remember why the window is boarded up except for the narrator who was lucky enough to hear the story from Murlock's grandfather. The house is located near what would eventually become the city of Cincinnati but, given the time period, the area is almost completely undeveloped. The man who lived in the house, Murlock, made his living selling animal skins.