The following history of Remington was taken from a 1979 publication by The Livelier Baltimore Committee Of The Citizens Planning And Housing Association called Beyond The White Marble Steps: A Look At Baltimore Neighborhoods.
For more about this Baltimore City neighborhood, stop by Atomic Books (3620 Falls Rd.) tonight as author Kathleen C. Ambrose discusses her new book, Remington: The History Of A Baltimore City Neighborhood from 7-9PM.
The event is free.
It's also First Fridays in Hampden.
From the outset, early Baltimore inhabitants settled near the harbor. Also at the outset, there are those who preferred to live out of the circle and make their own way in the open space. One of these early settlers was David Jones. In 1641, he settled along one of the water-ways that emptied into the harbor. In time, this body of water would become known as Jones' Falls.
The harbor was a big plus for the newly founded township of Baltimore. It meant that a profitable trade could be exchanged between the new settlement and other colonies, and with the mother country, England. The Jones Falls also played an important role in the development of the City. Along its banks sprang up grist mills, iron foundries and later textile mills, north to its source.
Remington acquired its name from the landowner, William Remington, whose property was located in the heart of the community. Today, a main traffic artery through the area also bears his name. The community lies above North Avenue and extends to Wyman Park Drive.
On the west it is bounded by the Jones Falls, and on the east it is bounded by Howard Street. The community is semi-enclosed by trees and greenery of two parks. On the west lies Druid Hill Park. On the north is Wyman Park, with Wyman Part Drive curving gracefully along the eastern boundary past the Baltimore Art Museum, to meet 29th and Howard Streets. The beauty of the greenery is thoroughly enjoyed by many - especially by Remingtonians.