today’s holilday: Elfreth’s Alley Fete Day

Elfreth’s Alley Fete Day

Elfreth’s Alley is a street of privately owned 18th-century homes in Philadelphia, the only street in the city that has survived architecturally since the alley first opened in 1702. The idea of holding an “at home” day dates back to 1934, when a group of residents formed the Elfreth’s Alley Association. Now called Fete Day, it is a day on which many of the houses are open to visitors, with members of the Association acting as hostesses in Colonial dress. Over the years the Elfreth’s Alley Association has played an active role in saving some of the houses from destruction. More… Discuss

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