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Fell's Point is a historic waterfront community in Baltimore, Maryland. It's located in southeastern Baltimore, along the north shore of Baltimore Harbor and the northwestern part of the Patapsco River. Established around the 1760s, Fell's Point was founded by William Fell. By 1763, Edward Fell, William's son, had begun laying out streets and selling plots of land. The area became a shipbuilding and commercial center. The shipyards in Fell's Point were well known for their topsail schooners. During the War of 1812, they built and supported dozens of privateers. One of the most successful privateers of that time was the schooner "Pride of Baltimore II." When ships started getting larger around the time of the Civil War, the area of Fell's Point moved away from shipbuilding and turned into a manufacturing center. In 1969, Fell's Point was added to the National Register of Historic Places and became Maryland's first National Historic District.
An immigrant neighborhood since the 19th century, there was always a rotation of people coming in and out of Fell's Point. Residents of this neighborhood came from many different backgrounds. In 1835, the abolitionist Frederick Douglass was sent to Fell's Point as a caulking slave. This was where he taught himself how to read and write. American politician and social worker Barbara Mikulski were raised in Fell's Point. She became one of the first women elected to the upper chamber of the United States Congress. Olympic Gold Medal-winning swimmer Michael Phelps also resided in Fell's Point once. He is the most successful and decorated Olympian of all time.
Broadway Pier was first opened to the public in 1917. It was a bustling seaport that served ferries delivering immigrants from Locust Point to Fell's Point. However, the pier closed down in 1937, and a complete renovation has been done to the place. Currently, the Broadway Pier serves visiting towboats, sailing vessels, and the Coast Guard and Navy ships. There are 10,000 engraved bricks placed on the pier by the Baltimore Harbor Endowment to commemorate the pioneers and the descendants of the area. In the 1960s, a Waterfront Promenade was also added to the pier. It's an 8 miles pedestrian walkway encircling the harbor, going from the Canton Waterfront Park to the Baltimore Museum of Industry. The Recreation Pier and Waterfront Hotel Restaurant located in Broadway Pier was the set for the 1992 NBC television series "Homicide–Life on the Street." When the series ended in 1999, the City Pier was left abandoned until 2017. Now, the Broadway Recreation Pier has been remodeled into the Sagamore Pendry Hotel. A night there cost visitors from $299 to $12,000. Located not too far away is the unified community of Canton and Paterson Park.
Dating back to 1786, Broadway Market is one of the first public markets in Baltimore, Maryland. It's located at the heart of Fell's Point. Some of the restaurants that serve delicacies here are Vikki's Fells Point Deli, Sophie's Place European Deli, Sal & Son's Seafood, Old Boy, Connie's Chicken and Waffles, and Thai Street. Once people get their fill of the tasty food, visitors can head to Taharka Brothers Ice Cream for some dessert or Fat Tiger for craft cocktails and specialty coffee.
Those who don't want drinks at Broadway Market can head over to "The Horse" on Thames St. Established in 1775, this is the oldest bar in Baltimore. It existed before, during and after prohibition. It was the last known place that Edgar Allen Poe visited before he mysteriously died.
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