At the corner of Shakespeare and Broadway, gaze upwards at the faded paint atop the brick building. It reads: “VOTE AGAINST PROHIBITION”
The sign was painted in the 1920s and stands as a living monument to the prohibition era, when alcohol has illegal and Baltimoreans famously protested. Fell’s Point has never been a community of conformists and the Prohibition era – spanning from 1920 to 1933 across the United States – was no different.
The paint has since faded but this living piece of history serves as reminder of Fell’s Point’s bold personality and willingness to fight.