Douglass Place

Coordinates: 39°17′6″N 76°35′47″W / 39.28500°N 76.59639°W / 39.28500; -76.59639
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Douglass Place
Douglass Place, May 2012
Location516-524 S. Dallas St., Baltimore, Maryland
Coordinates39°17′6″N 76°35′47″W / 39.28500°N 76.59639°W / 39.28500; -76.59639
Arealess than one acre
Architectural styleItalianate
NRHP reference No.83004214[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPSeptember 15, 1983
Designated BCL2003

Douglass Place is a group of historic rowhouses located at Baltimore, Maryland, United States. Built in 1892, it represents typical "alley houses" of the period in Baltimore, two narrow bays wide, two stories high over a cellar, with shed roofs pitched to the rear. Italianate influence is reflected in their segmental-arched window and door openings, and in the simple molded sheet metal cornices which crown the buildings. Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) constructed the five buildings as rental housing for blacks in the Fells Point area of Baltimore, where he had resided from the 1820s to 1838. The site was the location of the Dallas Street Station Methodist Episcopal Church, which he had attended while living in the area.[2]

Douglass Place was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Kerry L. Stanley and Leroy Graham (March 1983). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Douglass Place" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2016-04-01.

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