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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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  • For many years the owners of the row houses on this one block of 34th street have put up lighted Christmas decorations at Christmas time. A wonderful sight to behold! I go every season and never get t...  more »
  • Simple but excellent dining. antique stores, novelty shops, homemade chocolate and candy shop, quaint coffee and ice cream shops! Worth the visit 
  • On a recent business trip to Baltimore, my husband and I found ourselves with some time to kill. We stumpled upon Hampden, we were in Heaven! The shops and food were unique...as was the area. The shop...  more »