Hampden-Woodberry (Images of America) by Mark Chalkley PDF

By Mark Chalkley

The city Baltimore local of Hampden-Woodberry begun as a mill village in rural Baltimore County, the place the swift-flowing waters of Jones Falls supplied the ability for early gristmills. because the within sight urban grew right into a significant foreign port, the flour turbines gave approach to textile generators that became out cotton duck for sails. At their top, the generators of Hampden-Woodberry grew to become out eighty percentage of the world's cotton duck. millions of guys, ladies, and kids have been hired in what used to be, within the past due nineteenth century, the U.S.' greatest focus of manufacturing unit exertions. Fortunes have been made by way of such males as Robert Poole and the Hooper, Carroll, and Gambrill households, who owned the generators. while it was once annexed to Baltimore in 1888, Hampden-Woodberry was once a thriving business group. The final of the generators closed in 1972, yet a lot of those historical buildings are actually being reused for various reasons. extra importantly, Hampden-Woodberry nonetheless survives as a neighborhood with deep roots in America's business past.

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