Five houses in Fells Point, developed by Frederick Douglass in 1892, will undergo the first step toward becoming Baltimore landmarks tomorrow.
The buildings at 516, 518, 520, 522 and 524 Dallas St. were placed on the National Register of Historic Places in the early 1980s.
The local designation is long overdue, said Kathleen Kotarba, executive director of the Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation.
The local designation protects the buildings from being destroyed, she said.
The landmark designation is part of an initiative supported by the Baltimore African American Tourism Council, Inc. to create a Frederick Douglass history trail in Fells Point.