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Old Otterbein Church

112 W Conway St Baltimore, MD 21201 www.oldotterbeinumc.org

Built in 1785, Old Otterbein Church is the oldest continuously used church in Baltimore City. The church was founded in 1771, when a group of German Baltimoreans erected a temporary chapel for the German Evangelical Reformed church. The Church was named after Pastor Philip William Otterbein, a German immigrant. Upon his death in 1813, Pastor Otterbein was buried in the churchyard and, in 1913, a monument was placed over his grave. Old Otterbein Church served as the cradle of the United Brethren in Christ until the denomination was merged with the Methodist Church to create the United Methodist Church in 1968. You have probably noticed the church’s classic brick and white trim tower on your way to Camden Yards or the convention center, now come see the inside!

Photos by: Vivian Marie Doering

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