Apr 13 2008
I received a comment from a reader about my references to Locust Point. I assume the comment is in response to my posts, as it doesn’t indicate specifically. Apparently I don’t live in Locust Point; I live in (or is it on?) the “Hill.”
You keep calling us Locust Point. We are not Locust Point. Locust Point starts at the second bridge on Fort Ave. aka, railroad bridge. They keep moving towards us. We are the HILL or Harbor South, not Locust Point. The Shopping Center at Southside is not Locust POint, the Housing units on E. Fort Ave. are not Locust Point, they are the Hill, and not Federal Hill either. Stop saying something you have no idea as to what you are talking about. Our location the Hill runs from Riverside Ave, on the west , to 2nd bridge on the east , to R/R tracks on the south, to Key Hwy/water on the North., that is the HILL!!!!! We are not Federal Hill, we are definately not Locust Point, we are the HILL, period , end of story.
Okay, we don’t live in Locust Point. Got it, now it’s all clear to me. But wait, I’m confused again. Why does the Locust Point neighborhood sign sit at Fort Avenue and Lawrence. Not Fort Ave and the 2nd bridge? Why is the restaurant called L.P. Steamers, not Hill Steamers? Why does the Locust Point Civic Association (LPCA) define LP as bounded by Lawrence Street on the West? Why do several of the LPCA’s board of directors live west of the 2nd Bridge on Fort or Woodall? Why does the Riverside Neighborhood Association define it’s boundaries as bounded by Lawrence on the East?
Now I’m familiar with the saying “down the point” or “up the hill” referring to Locust Point vs. Riverside. But according to the boundaries drawn by the various neighborhood associations, the “Hill” doesn’t technically exist as a geographic boundary.
I agree that Southside shopping center doesn’t technically lie in Locust Point, but it’s close enough. I guess some would say it’s more a part of Riverside than LP, but it’s all semantics.
I’m happy to live in Locust Point, the Hill, Harbor South, Riverside, or anything else you want to call it. But I’d like some clarification. If anybody else sees anything else they want to correct me on, please do so; I’m always up for a little education.
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