text: seven walking tours through historic Philadelphia

Cuthbert Street

Four-story apartment building

Leave the alley and turn left. At 112-116 we find three houses built as rental properties about 1760 by Henry Harrison, a merchant. Coomb's Alley, to call it by its old name, was once similar to Elfreth's Alley in character, and these three houses and the one adjoining have been restored. Nearby is a splendid four-story apartment building, with a door on each landing (rather unusual). There is the inevitable hook at the top, for raising and lowering goods, and old "S" irons which lend support to the ancient structure.

Historic District, North of Market Street