Philly is known for its many charming side streets that cut through neighborhoods like Fitler Square, Society Hill, Old City, and other idyllic areas around the city. There are the most-visited ones, like Elfreth’s Alley—the oldest inhabited residential street in the U.S.—or Camac Street, one of the only remaining wooden streets in the country. In fact, more than 200 of these iconic Philly streets are certified historic, listed under the city’s Historic Street Paving Thematic District.
But who has the time to walk down 200-plus tiny streets? That’s why in honor of Micro Week on Curbed, we’ve compiled the 15 historic streets that offer the shortest stroll.
Using the city’s handy map of historic places and streets, we were able to measure out the shortest historic streets all around the city, shown here from west to east. These streets range from 0.02 to 0.03 miles long. Did we miss your favorite? Leave a comment if you’d care to share.
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