When walking around Society Hill, it's always worth remembering that blocks were rarely filled in all at once (that style of building would come later in 19th century speculative development). A house might be built and then, only later, would surrounding houses appear. These two very old houses (among the oldest in Society Hill) have neighbors which are mostly several decades newer. They are small (only two stories), and rather plain, working class houses with originally one room per floor. Nevertheless, they have pleasant proportions and a pent eave to break up the front elevation. They were originally separate and combined into a single house when remodeled in 1958.
Arbour Winemore House
1743
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This pair of small early Georgian row houses has been combined to form a single home. They are among the earliest houses in Philadelphia.
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