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Baltimore Neighborhoods: Fells Point

Evening Lecture/Seminar

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Code: 1NV114
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Streetfront shops in Fells Point (Photo: Bruce Emmerling)

Developed by father and son William and Edward Fell, the shipbuilding village known as Fells Point became part of the new City of Baltimore in 1797. As a base for privateers sailing Baltimore clippers, the enclave sparked British ire during the War of 1812. With its 18th- and 19th-century fabric largely intact and its sailor’s-bar heritage tidied up, Fells is a popular side trip from the Inner Harbor on foot or by water taxi.   

Arts journalist and former Baltimore resident Richard Selden continues his survey of Charm City neighborhoods with a virtual tour of Fells Point, focusing on sites including the 1765 Robert Long House, Broadway Market, the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park Museum, and Recreation Pier, which stood in for police headquarters on “Homicide: Life on the Street” (and is now a luxury hotel).

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