About Fells Point
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Fell's Point derives its name from William Fell, the shipbuilder who purchased the land in 1726. Fell's Point, Jones Town, and Baltimore Town were incorporated in 1773 to create what we know today as Baltimore. Jones Falls stopped the Great Baltimore Fire of 1904, so Fell's Point is still home to over 350 original colonial period buildings including the oldest house in Baltimore (now a museum), which was built in 1765. Today Fell's Point is a mix of commercial and residential buildings. Most people claim the area comes to life at night, but there are many boutiques and antique shops that make a stroll in this nationally registered Historic District a pleasant daytime activity.