Friday, August 20, 2010

Elfreth's Alley, Philadelphia, PA

During a recent trip to Philadelphia, PA,
I was lucky enough to be with a local,
who happens to be one of my very best friends.

She thought Elfreth's Alley would be
right up my...well, alley!

She was right.
(She always is!)

"Elfreth's Alley — popularly known as "Our nation’s oldest residential street" –
dates back to the first days of the eighteenth century."

"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."

Definitely worth a visit!


Odie Langley said...

Great pictures Natalia and from one of my favorite states as well. They have done such a wonderful job of keeping it look just like new. I sure it was made so much better having a best friend introduce you to it. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Natalia Cardoza said...

Thanks, Odie, you as well!

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bibo shami said...

Amazing blog
I hope to visit me
We should be friends

Fragrant Liar said...

What a cool place. I can see writing a book with this setting. Imagine all the possibilities. ;-)