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Hampden, Baltimore

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Hampden is a neighborhood located in northern Baltimore, Maryland, United States. Roughly triangular in shape, it is bounded to the east by the neighborhood Wyman Park at Keswick Road, to the north by Roland Park at 40th and 41st Street, to the west by the Jones Falls Expressway, and to the south by the neighborhood Remington at Sisson Street. The Homewood campus of the Johns Hopkins University is a short distance to the east.HistoryNamed for English politician John Hampden, Hampden was originally settled as a residential community for workers at the mills that had sprung up along the Jones Falls; its first residents were in place well before the area was annexed to Baltimore City in 1889. Many of its residents came to the area from the Appalachian hill country of Kentucky, West Virginia, and western Pennsylvania, due to the abundance of jobs the mills provided. This influx cemented the image of the neighborhood for the decades that followed as both primarily white and working-class.
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  • We just brought a friend to Hampden. She had never been there. We went to Cafe Hon for dinner and then to see the Christmas Lights. It was an enjoyable evening.  more »
  • Went to 34th street in Hamden in December just to see the Christmas Light display. Parked a few blocks away and walked the single block of lighted houses and lawns. Very eclectic and amusing and typic...  more »
  • Maybe I have just spent too much time here but this area is way overrated. Much better areas to visitors  more »

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