How things have changed: A historic home in Society Hill that was built in 1770 by a shopkeeper is now on the market with a $1.2 million price tag.
Named the William Pedden House after the shopkeeper, the 4-bedroom, 3-bath home was added to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places in 1965. Real estate agent Amy Shelanski tells Curbed Philly, "There is writing on the top of the house in the bricks, facing 5th Street that says, 'SWP 70.'" SWP stands for Shopkeeper William Pedden, who is thought to have run some sort of grocery store.
Although the front-facing facade is original to the 1770 structure, the rest of the home has undergone a number of renovations and additions, namely in the kitchen and bathrooms. Today, it clocks in at 2,686 square feet. There are also two outdoor spaces: The balcony on the second level and the backyard courtyard, which also connects to the property's two-car garage.
Again, the asking price of this historic property is $1,200,000.