Federal Hill

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Baltimore's historic Federal Hill district thrives as one of the city's most active and resilient communities. In 1789, city residents gathered at Federal Hill Park to celebrate the ratification of the US Constitution. Later, the park would be occupied by Union soldiers during the Civil War. For decades, bustling shipyards ringed the harbor around Federal Hill. But in the 1960s, parts of the neighborhood, including the park itself, were targeted for destruction to make way for an interstate highway. Fortunately that plan was abandoned, and today, the National Historic Districts of Federal Hill, Federal Hill South, and Sharp Leadenhall—plus the adjoining neighborhood of Otterbein—are home to museums, restaurants, and breathtaking views of the Inner Harbor and skyline. Its quaint streets are lined with iconic Baltimore row houses from the 19th and early 20th centuries.
ISBN: 9780738592060
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Maryland
Series: Images of America
Images: 199
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
William Clark and his wife, Maria Sosa, have been struck by the history and beauty of their community since they moved into their c. 1860 row house in Federal Hill South just days before Christmas 2007. They turned to their neighbors, libraries, and museum collections to bring the story of their vital neighborhood to life.
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