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.