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Federal Hill and Otterbein

 
 
Federal Hill and Otterbein Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 18, 2008
1. Federal Hill and Otterbein Marker
Inscription. The Federal Hill and Otterbein Historic Districts exemplify preservation efforts in Baltimore. Adjacent to the Inner Harbor, they were among the earliest areas developed in the city. After periods of economic prosperity and decline, these historic neighborhoods were rediscovered and renovated in the late 1900s. Federal Hill - named for Maryland's ratification of the Federal Constitution in 1788 - includes Federal-style rowhouses with gabled roofs and dormer windows and later Italianate styles with flat facades and decorative lintels, cornices, and windows. Otterbein's houses represent an 1800s neighborhood in which merchants and professionals lived along the main streets, artisans and clerks along side streets, and servants and laborers along the alleys.
 
Erected by Gwynns Falls Trail Council.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland, Gwynns Falls Trail marker series.
 
Location. 39° 16.861′ N, 76° 37.055′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is at the intersection of South Sharp Street and West Hill Street, on the right when traveling south on South Sharp Street. Touch for map. Marker is at the northwest corner of the intersection. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21230, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Federal Hill image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 18, 2008
2. Federal Hill
As seen from the marker.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Leadenhall Baptist Church (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ebenezer AME Church (about 700 feet away); Solo Gibbs Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Struggling For Equality (approx. 0.2 miles away); Richard H. Trainor (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Otterbein Church (approx. mile away); Wrestling in Maryland (approx. mile away); From Bricks and Pianos to Football (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
 
Also see . . .
1. Image of the marker. (Submitted on March 19, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.)
2. Gwynns Falls Trail Council. (Submitted on March 19, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyColonial EraNotable Buildings
 
Federal Hill image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 18, 2008
3. Federal Hill
As seen from the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 18, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,330 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 18, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.
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