Following County Executive Kevin Kamenetz's approval, the application heads to the U.S. Department of the Interior.
Anneslie Community Association president said he expects to hear word sometime around January. The federal historic place designation allows homeowners to qualify for federal tax credits.
At the meeting, residents and Baltimore County Councilman David Marks pointed out that Anneslie isn't the first neighborhood in its part of Towson to apply for the designation.
"We're just following along in the footsteps of Rodgers Forge and Stoneleigh," McGovern said. He added, "A lot of the houses look exactly like they did in the 1920s or 1930s, when they were built."