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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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  • September 17, 2017
    A lot of gentrification. Young people redesigning old houses-Fantastic places to eat for every taste-Unique shops. Christmas is Spectacular-Whole neighborhood lights up-No where else like it in town  more »
  • September 15, 2017
    Eclectic neighborhood with interesting festivals. This one featured arts and crafts, food and music, but the highlight was "toilet races" where competitors used outhouses and toilets to race down the ...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    reading the guide is worth a visit for its colorful houses, rather than some brightly colored building downtown, typical suburb without major attractions
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