Elfreth's Alley is considered to be the oldest continually occupied residential street in the United States. Most of the 33 homes in the alley were built in the early 1700's.
In the mid 1700's blacksmith Jeremiah Elfreth owned many of the homes which he rented to sea captains and colonial artisans. The houses are built in both the Georgian and "Trinity" styles.
The alley is located off Second Street, between Arch and Race Streets.
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