Locust Point


About Locust Point, Baltimore City
A mix of the old and new - high-tech office, luxury urban high-rise living, new shopping and traditional Baltimore-style rowhouses. Locust Point is the home of historic Fort McHenry, beautiful Latrobe Park as well as the future home of city’s first publicly funded off-leash dog park, and well-known corporate neighbors UnderArmour, Domino Sugar and Phillips Seafood.

Locust Point, Baltimore is located just outside of Federal Hill, another popular city neighborhood.

Investors and developers have shown strong interest in the continued revitalization of one of Baltimore's most charming neighborhoods.

There are two marine terminals of the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore located within the neighborhood, as well as the massive Domino sugar factory, a reminder that the industrial use of the Baltimore Harbor is still a very important component of the local economy.

 

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History of Locust Point, Baltimore City
Since the mid-19th century the peninsula character has been reflected by the maritime trades of dry-docks, warehouses, churches and railroads that served an expanding world trade industry. Within its folds, the pre-Civil War and predominant Victorian brick row houses with streets named after War of 1812 heroes have provided a sense of stability to family life and a sense of history. 

Like its waterfront neighbors of Fells Point, Canton, and Federal Hill, our community origins reflect the succession of Scotch-Irish, Germans, Poles, and others of European lineage that are the nuclei of our residents today. Following the War of 1812, Locust Point was annexed to the City of Baltimore in 1816, prospering into a unique blend of neighborly maritime residential-business culture that reflects its uniqueness. 

The earliest known structures are those circa 1840-1850 two-story houses on Cuba, Clement and Towson Streets. Following the Civil War, as brick, guano, iron, rail and shipping industries moved in, residential workhouses for employees began to fill out the neighborhood we view today.



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