Philadelphia Historic Timeline - 1706: A narrow street for carts, “a cartway,” is cut between two properties and named for resident silversmith Jeremiah Elfreth. Thirty-two houses are erected in the 18th and 19th centuries on Elfreth’s Alley, America’s oldest continuously occupied residential street, found between Front and 2nd Streets and Vine and Arch Streets. Find more information at the Elfreth’s Alley Museum, 126 Elfreth’s Alley.
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