Elfreth's Alley — popularly known as "Our nation’s oldest residential street" – dates back to the first days of the eighteenth century.
Twenty years after William Penn founded Pennsylvania and established Philadelphia as its capital, the town had grown into a thriving, prosperous mercantile center on the banks of the Delaware River.
Since 1702, Elfreth's Alley has been home to more than 3,000 people.
Today thirty-two houses, built between 1728 and 1836, line the alley.
They form one of the last intact early American streetscapes in the nation.
Elfreth's Alley is a National Historic Landmark District, one of the first districts that celebrates the lives of everyday Americans.
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