Society Hill Spring Garden
If you know anything about Pennsylvania
you should know that is was founded by a Quaker, William Penn.
As a result, Quakerism is huge in Pennsylvania's history.
A Cobblestone Alley of Society Hill
Take, for example, the Free Society of Traders.
They were Quakers who founded the neighborhood of Society Hill
named after their society.
(I just learned that myself...
all my life I though Society Hill was named for its well-to-do residents.)
Delancey Street, Philadelphia, PA
Today, Society Hill is one of the most desirable neighborhoods
in the city of Philadelphia.
But that was not always the case.
Before my lifetime
it had become a city slum.
I can hardly image that today.
Thanks to an urban renewal program
this neighborhoood became a charming neighborhood
complete with cobblestone streets
and historic homes in the Federal and Georgian Styles.
And if you'd like a Society Hill mailing address of your own,
a million might get your one of the little row houses.
You'll need much more than that for something bigger.
And then...the taxes...the traffic...
I'll think I'll stay in suburbia.
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