700 Samsom Street, perhaps the first row house in America.

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The Philadelphia Row House: America's First Row House

There are houses, attached in a row and there are row houses. For our purposes, at RowHouse Magazine, we treat all houses that are attached in rows as row houses because the community is the same regardless of how your row was constructed, piecemeal or uniformly. However, there is a difference. The strict row house, one in a row of houses that were built at one time, in a uniform design, has a unique history in America and that history began right here in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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