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c. 1706 Brownstone / Row House

139 Elfreth's Alley
Center City
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Elfreth’s Alley

Elfreth’s Alley
Elfreth’s Alley
Oldest occupied street in the United States, built before 1716, over half million tourists visit each year.
3.5 stories, full basement,built before 1776. New Modern bath, central a/c , outside deck, historically certified “Philadelphia National Landmark”

Nestled between Second Street and the Delaware River, thirty-two Federal and Georgian residences stand as reminders of the early days of Philadelphia.

Designated a National Historic Landmark October 15th, 1966.


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www.elfrethsalley.org

Living room
Living room
Working fire place
U.S.Department of interior wall plack
U.S.Department of interior wall plack
Philadelphia Historic Commission
Original outhouse
Original outhouse
Adult and child opening
Kitchen
Kitchen
Fete day
Fete day
Event
Event
Fete day event
Fete day event
Corporate sponsor
Corporate sponsor
AAA tour book
Main parlor room
Main parlor room
Welcome America
Welcome America
Historic Marker
Historic Marker
Own a piece of History
Jacuzzi
Jacuzzi
A place to relax.......
Bedroom Fireplace
Bedroom Fireplace
Restored fire brick lined fireplace.......
Property Taxes
$3300.

Features.

  • Commercial Property
  • 2nd Floor Laundry Room
  • Breakfast Room
  • Dining room
  • Dry Basement
  • Finished Basement
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Living room
  • Master bedroom upstairs
  • Fresh paint
  • 1 Outbuilding
  • Rear Deck
  • Restored exterior
  • 2nd Staircase
  • Natural gas fireplace
  • Original wood windows
  • Wood floors
  • Central air
  • City sewer
  • City water supply
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Heat pump
  • Range
  • Refrigerator
  • Security System
  • Water Heater - Electric
  • High Ceilings
  • Plaster Walls
  • Ripple Glass
  • Transoms
  • 18 year restoration
  • Butterfly closet shelves
  • Original details
  • Original moldings
  • Original wood floors

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18TH & 19TH CENTURY

Elfreth’s Alley was not included in original plans for Philadelphia. As Philadelphia became a bustling city, artisans and merchants purchased or rented property close to the ports where goods and materials arrived. This led to overcrowding, and landowners recognized that tradesmen needed alternate routes to the river. Landowners Arthur Wells and John Gilbert combined their properties between Front and Second Streets to open Elfreth’s Alley, named after silversmith Jeremiah Elfreth, as a cart path in 1706.

Ben Franklin and many notables visited and lived on Elfreths Alley.

20TH CENTURY

The heroic efforts of residents and local historians from the 1930s to 1960s preserved the Alley as a typical colonial street, led by resident Dolly Ottey. Ottey fought to combat deterioration of the alley in the early 20th century and lead efforts to form the Elfreth’s Alley Association (EAA) in 1934. In the 1960's, the EAA secured National Historic Landmark status to ensure that Interstate 95 construction did not eliminate Elfreth’s Alley from the landscape of Old City, Philadelphia.

21ST CENTURY

Today, Elfreth’s Alley is an “exceptional example of early American structures built between 1720 and 1830” according to the historic marker designated in 2016. The alley is in stark contrast with nearby historic sites, by celebrating the working class of America who helped build this country through sweat and commerce. The alley is still a thriving residential community which is home to artists and artisans, educators and entrepreneurs, and everything in-between.

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Listing No. 27892

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