There are few architectural masterpieces in Society Hill but that is partially the secret of its charm. Row upon row of beautifully proportioned Georgian homes (with a few Victorian and modern houses thrown in for good measure) fill the streets and alleys forming a harmonious environment.
Many houses resemble one another with slight variations in detailing. The Davis-Lenox house is a good example – small details like the brick belt course at the floor levels, the small brick arches over the basement window and a water table with a rubble stone base all add architectural interest.
James Davis, a house carpenter built the house but its most famous resident was Major David Lenox – revolutionary war hero, member of the distinguished First City Troop, President of the Bank of the United States and diplomat to the British court.