National Register of Historic Places- 1/17/2017

Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties- 12/21/2015



The Remington Historic District is an approximately thirty-block area located east of the Jones Falls, beginning a few blocks north ofNorth Avenue and running north to Wyman Park in north central Baltimore, Maryland. The historic district extends east to include properties on the east side of N. Howard St. The district is primarily characterized by two- and three-story brick rowhouses reflecting building forms and stylistic influences of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Several gable-front frame workers' houses and duplexes reflect the neighborhood 's earliest phase of development in the third quarter of the nineteenth century. Industrial buildings are concentrated in the western part of the district, representing the neighborhood's early 20th century association with manufacturing and transportation. A variety of commercial uses are scattered throughout, including end-of-row corner stores. Several historic churches serve the community. The district is anchored on the north by an early 20th century city park and the United States Marine Hospital, developed in the 1930s. 


The Remington Historic District is significant under Criterion A in several areas. The district is significantly associated with the history of industry in Baltimore. Lying just east of the Jones Falls and south of the older mill villages of Woodberry and Hampden, the area was first exploited beginning in the 1840s for its natural resources-a group of stone and marble quarries located east of the falls. As railroads extended north on both sides of the Jones Falls in the 1840s and 1850s, many railroad workers, as wel l as quarrymen, settled along the Falls Turnpike in Remington. Because of the proximity of the railroads, a number of steam-powered manufacturing facilities located in Hampden, Woodberry, and Remington in the latter half of the nineteenth century. The theme of immigration, an essential aspect of the city's history, is embodied in Remington, whose first residents were mainly Irish immigrants, joined after the Civil War by an increasing colony of Itali an stoneworkers. The district also represents a significant pattern of community development, characteristic of the city during the period. Landowners in the region leased land to speculative builders who began erecting rowhouses for workers about 1883, with development reaching its height from the mid- l890s into the early 1900s. Then, after World War I another form of development came to the eastern part of Remington, in the Howard St. corridor and along Wyman Park Drive-the building of "suburban"-style rowhouses with porch fronts and small front lawns that appealed to a more affluent group of buyers.