Old City is a historic neighborhood in Center City, Philadelphia, in the area near the Delaware River where William Penn and the Quakers first settled. To tourists, it is best known as the site of Independence Hall and its encompassing Independence National Historical Park, Elfreth's Alley, Carpenters' Hall, the Betsy Ross House, and many of Philadelphia's other historic sites.
The Old City District occupies several blocks between Front and Sixth Streets, bounded by Vine Street to the north and Walnut Street to the south. The Philadelphia Almanac and Citizens' Manual gives a larger set of boundaries to the Old City area, defined as the area within Spring Garden Street, 4th Street, the Delaware River, and Walnut Street. The Old City Redevelopment Area is bounded by Vine Street, the Delaware River, Lombard Street and 7th Street.
The Old City Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. In 2003, it was added to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places.
Old City is home to the oldest continually inhabited street in America, Elfreth's Alley. Home to more than 3,000 people since 1702, the street today holds 32 houses built between 1728 and 1836.
Center City is bounded by South Street to the south, the Delaware River to the east, the Schuylkill River to the west, and Vine Street to the north. This means that Center City occupies the boundaries of the city before it was made coterminous with Philadelphia County in 1854.
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|RATING*||SCHOOL NAME||GRADES||SCHOOL TYPE|
|4||Mccall Gen George A School||Kindergarten - 8th Grade||Public|
|1||Mastery Charter High School - Lenfest Campus||7th Grade - 12th Grade||Public|
|1||Constitution High School||9th Grade - 12th Grade||Public|
|N/A||Architecture And Design Charter High School||9th Grade - 12th Grade||Public|
|N/A||St Mary Interparochial School||Kindergarten - 8th Grade||Catholic/Religious|
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