126 Elfreths Alley
Philadelphia, PA 19106
When people think of quaint, cobblestone-lined streets of the East Coast's historic areas, they are thinking of Elfreth's Alley. This residential corridor is still inhabited by Philadephians today, who are known for the pristine upkeep of their homes.
The alley is named for Jeremiah Elfreth, an 18th-century blacksmith who lived there. Today, the alley holds a Fete Day celebration in early June, and allows tours of their homes in December while they are decked out with holiday decorations.