Friday, July 31, 2009

Elfreth's Alley Historic District

Elfreth's Alley Historic District
National Register of Historic Places #1966000681

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This marker is located between Second and Front Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 39° 57.167 W 075° 08.556.

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National Register of Historical Places - Elfreth's Alley

It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited residential streets in the country, dating back to the early 1700s.

Elfreth's Alley is named for Jeremiah Elfreth, an 18th-century blacksmith and property owner. Among the alley's residents were tradesmen and their families, including shipwrights, silver and pewter smiths, glassblowers, and furniture builders. The Georgian and Federal-style houses and cobblestone pavement of the alley were common in Philadelphia during this time.

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