Fell's Point is a historic neighborhood along the waterfront of southeastern Baltimore. It is located along the north shore of the Baltimore Harbor and the Northwest Branch of the Patapsco River. The neighborhood was established in 1763 and is includes many stores, restaurants, coffee shops, pubs and a municipal market house with individual stalls. Fell's Point currently has the largest concentration of drinking establishments and restaurants in all of Baltimore.
Over the past 250 years, Fell's Point has been home to large populations of Irish, German, Polish, and other Eastern European immigrants. Upper Fell's Point, however, has gained a substantial Hispanic population recently and is sometimes called "Spanish Town."
As a waterfront community, Fell's Point can be accessed by water taxi barges, as well as by bus and car. Fell's Point is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1706, the General Assembly of the Province of Maryland established Fell's Point as an official "port of entry."
Being a major point of entry into the United States, Fell's Point became an immigration hub. Jobs in shipbuilding were abundant in the area, causing many immigrants to settle in Fell's Point. This contributed to the multicultural fabric of the neighborhood.
Fell's Point includes many historic architectural structures, such as The Rober Long House built in 1765 - the oldest surviving home in Baltimore and The Saint Patrick Catholic Church, founded in 1792.
In 2012, Fells Point was selected by the American Planning Association (APA) as one of the Great Places in America (neighborhood category), which "celebrates places of exemplary character, quality, and planning".
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