historic district

Broadway Market

Located in the historic district of Fells Point, Broadway Market dates back to 1784 when it was one of the first of three markets to serve the fast-growing Baltimore population of the day. Broadway (the street) was once known as Market Street and leads to the waterfront, a short distance beyond the entrance to the market shown below. This area was originally an outdoor marketplace with numbered spaces rented by farmers and other merchants.

Historic Broadway Market
Historic Broadway Market

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Although named "Broadway Market", it officially has an Aliceanna Street address. The present building was constructed in 1864 and once had a second story hall, used for social and civic affairs. Damaged by fire in the 1960s, the second story was removed.

Baltimore has the oldest continuously operating public market system in the United States, a proud tradition that we will continue to cover in future posts. Many of these establishments have passed into history but there are at least six remaining in full operation.

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Busy Harbor

Boats are seen on the glass-slick water of a busy harbor in Baltimore.
Boats are seen on the glass-slick water of a busy harbor in Baltimore.

Today we take a quick spin through the Canton area of downtown Baltimore where there is always plenty of boat traffic, both commercial and private. The image below was taken just as the sun was hitting the horizon to begin the golden hour, which never is a true hour in these parts. :-)

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I love this historically rich section of town, which dates back to the early 1800's when many immigrants settled here from Europe. It is right on the waterfront, just off of the Patapsco River, a major shipping channel to the Chesapeake Bay.

We will share some of the areas heritage in future posts.

A black and white photograph of boats are seen on the glass-slick water of a busy harbor in Baltimore.
A black and white photograph of boats are seen on the glass-slick water of a busy harbor in Baltimore.

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We often think of black and white imagery and it's association to the past. Above is a conversion totally completed in Photoshop.

Thanks for clicking by!

4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM
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4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM