Upper Fells Point
Infobox_nrhp | name =Upper Fells Point Historic District
nrhp_type = hd
caption = Looking north on S. Wolfe Street in Upper Fells Point.
locmapin = Maryland
December 21, 2007
governing_body = Local
refnum=07001034cite web|url=http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/hp/register/new/archives/003202.asp|title=National Register Weekly Updates|date=2007-12-21|work=National Register of Historic Places|publisher=National Park Service] Located north of Historic Fells Point, originally the neighborhood now known as Upper Fells Point was home to Baltimore's dock workers. By the 1880s canneries and factories provided employment to new immigrants, including Irish, Italians and Poles. In the early 1900s these new Americans were joined by Jews, Lithuanians and Greeks [http://www.mdoe.org/immigrationhist.html] . Today its tidy brick rowhouses and tree-lined streets are home to both old-timers and young urban professionals. It is also the heart of Baltimore's growing Latino community.
Bordered by Broadway on the west, Washington Street on the east, Eastern Avenue on the south, and Lombard Street on the north, Upper Fells Point's central location puts residents within walking distance of spacious
Patterson Park, the dining and nightlife of Fells Point, Little Italy and Canton, and the world class medical care of Johns Hopkins Hospital. It is also just a water taxi ride from Baltimore's famous Inner Harbor as well as Federal Hill.
In 2006 the
Baltimore City Paperselected Upper Fells Point as Baltimore's Best Neighborhood. According to the paper, "It's no Federal Hillor Hampden or Charles Village, this East Baltimore neighborhood. Indeed, it's nothing like its immediate neighbor to the south, Fells Point, nor is it anything like its adjacent sister Canton. It lacks the kitschy storefronts and boutique shopping that draw people to other areas of the city. But that's why we love Upper Fells Point: It's got a hardscrabble exterior, a booming Latino community, a dash of the old-school Baltimore that's being edged out in most of the city's up-and-coming environments. You don't come here, necessarily, to shop, nor do you come here to hang out (though we must say, it is kind of nice to sit on the park benches along the median strip on Broadway and watch the world go by) and stroll. Chances are, if you're hanging out here, you live here. Or you want to live here because you don't need sushi or a gourmet grocery or a strip of trendy bars to make you fall in love with your neighborhood. All you need is what Upper Fells Point has got - a diverse population, a bunch of good taquerias at which you can get your good, cheap food fix, some mom-and-pop corner stores, and some solid neighbors who keep an eye out for trouble on their streets after dark. That's what Upper Fells Point is about."
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