Hampden, pronounced Ham-den, is one of the most unique neighborhoods in America. Long the subject of John Waters movies, the once isolated mill town north of Baltimore is now right in the middle of the city, sitting on the hills above the Jones Falls Valley.
Yes, that is a giant flamingo. The Avenue, or 36th Street, is the central heart of the area.
Rowhouses are a religion in Baltimore, and Hampden is no different. A century or more of individual ownership has resulted in great diversity between the once identical houses.