Kensington originally overlapped "Northern Liberties" in a blurred sort of way, and it included the area now called Fishtown. One old map even labeled present day Fishtown as "Port Kensington", seemingly to distinguish it from Kensington proper further from the river.
"Olde" as it relates to Kensington makes reference to an original and now smaller neighborhood left over after Fishtown (and maybe other lesser defined areas as wel) was separated from it.
Maps always clearly labeled Philadelphia proper as the "City" with no distinctions regarding sections (until only recently).
"Old" as it relates to "Old City" is an adjective, as in "elfreths Alley" is old.
Last edited by supersupper; 07-05-2012 at 09:53 PM.
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