Milestones in Fell's Point's History

1670

Area first identified as Long Island Point

1702

William Cole buys 550 acres on the Inner Harbor

1726

English Quaker, William Fell, bought land he named "Fell's Prospect". The land was also known as "Long Island Point" and "Copus Harbor"

1763

The town, "Fell's Point" was founded

1765

Robert Long House, Baltimore's oldest surviving residence

1772

The London Coffee House, Bond & Thames Sts., believed to be the only existing pre-revolutionary War coffee house in the US

1773

Fell's Point incorporated into Baltimore Town

1775

Fell's Point Ship Yard produced the first frigate of the Continental Navy, the Virginia

1784

Broadway Market established

1787

The George Wells House, Bond & Thames Sts.

1797

Fell's Point Ship Yard produces the Constellation

1826

Frederick Douglass, the famous slave, came to Fell's Point, where he stayed until he escaped to the North and Freedom in 1838

1829

First public schools in the neighborhood open

1859

Baltimore's first horse-drawn streetcar line, beginning and ending at 1724-26 Thames St.

1869

Isaac Myers began the nation's first African American-owned maritime railway in Fell's Point

1700's & 1800's

Many of the residences, commercial and light industrial buildings in the Fell's Point Historic District were built during this period

1914

City Recreation Pier opens

1960

Baltimore announced plans to build its East-West Expressway along the Fell's Point waterfront

1969

Fell's Point was designated Maryland's first National Historic District

1978

Baltimore abandoned plans to build the East-West Expressway through Fell's Point

1987

"Tin Men," a movie based on true stores and experiences of the form stone salesmen in Baltimore, was shot in Fell's Point

1992-2001

The NBC television series, "Homicide--Life on the Street" set in Fell's Point in the City Pier and the Waterfront Hotel Restaurant.


Sign near Broadway Pier

Reinactors
Reinactors parading through one
of the residential streets in Fell's Point


Frederick Douglass Park & Marine Railway - Thames & Philpot Sts.


Scene at the Fell's Point Festival, 2002

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