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Fells Point's Black ship caulkers' houses | PHOTOS

Lawrence Worthington, lead carpenter, works with equipment outside the caulkers houses on 612-614 S Wolfe St which were built in the late 1700s
(Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
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The caulkers' houses were built in the late 1700's.
(Karl Merton Ferron)
Fells Point's Black ship caulkers' houses
Lawrence Worthington, lead carpenter, works with equipment outside the caulkers houses on 612-614 S Wolfe St which were built in the late 1700s
Lawrence Worthington, lead carpenter, works with equipment outside the caulkers houses on 612-614 S Wolfe St which were built in the late 1700s (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
Fells Point's Black ship caulkers' houses
Sarah Groesbeck, architectural historian, looks at the caulkers houses on 612-614 S Wolfe St.
Sarah Groesbeck, architectural historian, looks at the caulkers houses on 612-614 S Wolfe St. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
Fells Point's Black ship caulkers' houses
Sarah Groesbeck, architectural historian, talks with Lawrence Worthington, lead carpenter and Evan Forcier, carpenter, at the rear of the caulkers houses.
Sarah Groesbeck, architectural historian, talks with Lawrence Worthington, lead carpenter and Evan Forcier, carpenter, at the rear of the caulkers houses. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
Fells Point's Black ship caulkers' houses
Lawrence Worthington, lead carpenter sits atop scaffolding and Evan Forcier, carpenter climbs another, at the rear of the caulkers houses.
Lawrence Worthington, lead carpenter sits atop scaffolding and Evan Forcier, carpenter climbs another, at the rear of the caulkers houses. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
Fells Point's Black ship caulkers' houses
Sarah Groesbeck, architectural historian, looks at the caulkers houses on 612-614 S Wolfe St which were built in the late 1700s.
Sarah Groesbeck, architectural historian, looks at the caulkers houses on 612-614 S Wolfe St which were built in the late 1700s. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
Fells Point's Black ship caulkers' houses
Evan Forcier, carpenter, walks through to the rear of the caulkers houses on 612-614 S Wolfe St.
Evan Forcier, carpenter, walks through to the rear of the caulkers houses on 612-614 S Wolfe St. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
Fells Point's Black ship caulkers' houses
This is an interior view of the caulkers houses.
This is an interior view of the caulkers houses. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
Fells Point's Black ship caulkers' houses
One of the dormers sags at the caulkers houses on 612-614 S Wolfe St.
One of the dormers sags at the caulkers houses on 612-614 S Wolfe St. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
Fells Point's Black ship caulkers' houses
Lawrence Worthington, lead carpenter, stands on a ladder above carpenter Evan Forcier at the rear of the caulkers houses on 612-614 S Wolfe St.
Lawrence Worthington, lead carpenter, stands on a ladder above carpenter Evan Forcier at the rear of the caulkers houses on 612-614 S Wolfe St. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
Fells Point's Black ship caulkers' houses
Lawrence Worthington, lead carpenter, walks into the Wolfe St. houses.
Lawrence Worthington, lead carpenter, walks into the Wolfe St. houses. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
Fells Point's Black ship caulkers' houses
Standing among tight quarters, Evan Forcier, a carpenter, secures a ladder on the second level to be used with scaffolding outside at the houses.
Standing among tight quarters, Evan Forcier, a carpenter, secures a ladder on the second level to be used with scaffolding outside at the houses. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
Fells Point's Black ship caulkers' houses
Evan Forcier, a carpenter, climbs the very narrow staircase to the second level.
Evan Forcier, a carpenter, climbs the very narrow staircase to the second level. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
Fells Point's Black ship caulkers' houses
Detail of the original wall constructed with cricks.
Detail of the original wall constructed with cricks. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
Fells Point's Black ship caulkers' houses
Sarah Groesbeck, architectural historian, stands on the floor which has its wood boards removed, exposing dirt that had been undisturbed for two centuries.
Sarah Groesbeck, architectural historian, stands on the floor which has its wood boards removed, exposing dirt that had been undisturbed for two centuries. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
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