The Shelley House is on the verge of being added to the Baltimore City Landmark List.
On Monday, the Baltimore City Council gave final approval to a bill that would add the structure to the landmark list, and it now just needs the mayor to sign the legislation into law.
Earlier this year, the building, located at 3849 Roland Ave., was in danger of being turned into 12-unit apartment complex. That plan was scuttled after residents opposed the project in February.
The Shelley House was constructed between 1905 and 1906 in when Hampden was still a lightly developed part of Baltimore County.
The building has historical significance because it was one of the first homes in the area built with reinforced concrete. The construction material was likely in response to the Great Baltimore Fire of 1904, which destroyed many of the old wooden structures in downtown at that time.
By adding the building to the landmark list, the city will have control over any kind of redevelopment or changes to the building that may impact its historic nature.