A lovely brick Trinity located on one of the many idyllic side streets in Washington Square West is on the market and manages to pack in a lot of history and charm into 814 square feet.
The Trinity is located on the 400 block of S. Iseminger Street, which features a series of historic rowhomes in a quiet spot of the neighborhood. It dates back to 1829 and is listed on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places.
The seller tells Curbed Philly that it has two claims to fame: The home is featured in two books, including W.E.B. Dubois’ The Philadelphia Negro and Roger D. Abrahams’ Deep Down in the Jungle: Negro Narrative Folklore from the Streets of Philadelphia. Abrahams happened to live two doors down from this property.
Also fun (and slightly depressing) fact: The seller has a document that details who lived in the home from 1829 through the 1950s. The first renter was a painter and glazier who paid a yearly rent of—wait for it—$26.50.
As for the house itself, it has a lot going for it, despite its small stature. While it is marketed as a two-bedroom home, there’s actually a third room that could be considered a third bedroom. In addition, there’s a small back patio off the kitchen.
In addition, the home still features its original random-width, pine floors. There are also new windows throughout, all historically-certified and approved by the Historical Commission.
The asking price of the home is $369,900.
- 413 S. Iseminger Street [Travis Rodgers, BHHS Fox & Roach]