The City of Philadelphia boasts the honor of being home to the oldest residential street in the United States. Elfreth’s Alley, a designated National Historic Landmark, is also a small street! Aside from this distinctive landmark, Philadelphia has a number of neighborhoods with small streets.
In March of 2011, a group of concerned citizens formed the Philadelphia Society of Small Streets, dedicated to the preservation, repair, and restoration of Philadelphia’s small historic streets. Their current project is saving the delightfully charming Irving Street from privatization. The group is also working toward the repair of a block of another historic small street, South Jessup Street. We highly suggest that you to take a look at their worthy efforts, and if you live in Philadelphia please join!