Over the last generation, Fell’s Point has been the arena (and sometimes battlefield) for a host of urban policies, from a proposed highway along the waterfront and widespread demolition of historic buildings to the creation groups like the Preservation Society and Fell’s Point Main Street dedicated to preserving and bringing economic vitality to the neighborhood. Join architect and Fell's Point resident David H. Gleason, FAIA, on a walking tour of the neighborhood to learn about the modern influences that went into making Fell’s Point the great community that it is today.
Enjoy a provocative panel discussion on the history and importance of historic preservation in Fell’s Point with presentations including:
- Historic Preservation and Economic Development by Joseph M. Coronyn, Principal with Lipman, Frizzell & Mitchell, LLC – Real Estate Consultants
- Historic Preservation and Social Change by Mel Freeman, Citizen’s Planning & Housing Association, Inc.
- Historic Preservation and Urban Policy by Thomas Stosur, Director, Baltimore City Department of Planning.
As part of the 2015 celebration of the 250th Anniversary of the Robert Long House, the Preservation Society is organizing a series of three-lectures and a panel discussion on a diverse range of topics related to Fell’s Point and historic preservation. A reception follows each event. For additional information, please contact Barbara Cromwell at 443-847-8738.
Long before becoming an historic district, Fell’s Point was known as the heart of Baltimore’s Polonia. Polish immigrants and their American-born children found work in waterfront factories and canneries, bought rowhouses with the help of local savings & loans, built St. Stan’s and other churches, and made Broadway bustle. How did this happen…and why is it important to know? Join Baltimore Historian Dean Krimmel as he reclaims this chapter of our immigrant past on the streets and alleys of Fell’s Point.
Join Dr. Jean W. Baker, author, historian, and a former professor of history at Goucher College, for an engaging talk on the history of immigration in Fell’s Point and Baltimore from the end of the U.S. Civil War up through the beginning of the Great Depression.
As part of the 2015 celebration of the 250th Anniversary of the Robert Long House, the Preservation Society is organizing a series of three-lectures and a panel discussion on a diverse range of topics related to Fell’s Point and historic preservation. A reception follows each lecture.
Join Dr. Helena S. Hicks, former CHAP Commissioner, historian, adjunct professor at the University of Baltimore and a veteran Civil Rights activist, for a lecture covering a century of history of the African-American community of Fell's Point from before the American Revolution in 1760 up through the start of the U.S. Civil War in 1860.