This month, the architecture industry is headed to Philadelphia for three days of lectures, meetings, and some real-life, business-card-swapping networking. What should you see during AIA Convention 2016?
Elfreth’s Alley: This cobblestone passage is three centuries old—and counting—earning it the quasi-official title of the oldest residential street in America. Lined with multistory homes boasting flower boxes, functional shutters, and Flemish bond brickwork among their architectural details, Elfreth’s Alley in Philadelphia’s Old City neighborhood dates to the early 18th century and is a peaceful setting for a stroll between meetings. Today, most of its 32 buildings are private homes whose upkeep has paid mind to architectural tradition. Stop in at the small museum also located there to get a closer look at the alley’s history.
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