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Fell’s Point, a neighborhood in Baltimore, Maryland was founded in 1726 by William Fell, a shipbuilder from England who was attracted to Baltimore’s deep-water port. For more than one hundred years Fell’s Point shipbuilders developed the famed Baltimore Clippers; they built two of the first ships in the US Navy, the USS Constellation and the USS Enterprise. They also financed the “privateers” – privately owned warships authorized by the US government to raid and capture enemy ships – that helped win the War of 1812. These included the famous Chasseur, one of the largest and most successful privateers of the war, which became a successful Chinese Trader because of her speed and size.
The neighborhood of Fells Point is bounded on the north by Aliceanna Street, on the east by Wolfe Street, on the south by the Harbor, and on the west by Dallas Street.
In the 1960s, Baltimore planned to demolish the heart of Fell’s Point to build an expressway. The Preservation society was founded to defeat the proposal, and many historic buildings were saved including:
Today Fell’s Point is home to a variety of shops, restaurants, coffee houses, music stores and – perhaps because of its maritime history – the greatest concentration of pubs in the city, over 120.
Fells Point is a popular tourist location, and is accessible by water taxi, freeway, and several bus lines. Gentrification has occurred here in recent years, as a steadily increasing number of upper-income residents have moved into the area. Fell’s Point is listed on the National Register of Historic Districts.
The neighborhood sponsors a number of annual events, including: