Old Fourth Ward

Old Fourth Ward

Martin Luther King, Jr. called the Old Fourth Ward home for much of his life. His birth home and his church, Ebenezer Baptist, are preserved at the south end of the neighborhood by the National Park Service. Historic Fourth Ward Park and Ponce City Market—the site of MailChimp’s new office—anchor the northeast corner of the neighborhood. In between, neighborhood leaders are trying to balance the needs of an historically underserved community with a sudden influx of investment in old houses, new apartments, and trendy ping pong bars.