The Nitty Gritty on Otterbein

SunSpot Staff

Zip code: 21201

Boundaries: Conway Street to the north, Henrietta Street to the south, Charles Street to the east and Sharp Street to the west

Namesake: Old Otterbein Church, named for Philip William Otterbein, is the oldest Methodist church in Baltimore and the oldest church in continuous use in Baltimore City.

Fireproof: Otterbein was one of the more fortunate areas in the Great Baltimore Fire of 1904. The fire stopped along South Charles Street and the neighborhood was preserved.

Real estate: In 1975, lucky residents won a lottery and paid $1 each to move into their Otterbein homes.

110: Number of dwellings involved in the lottery

Where the money is: Otterbein is home to one of 12 Federal Reserve Banks in the country.

Front row seat: Otterbein is located across the street from and .

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