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Columbia, Maryland (Images of America Series)
     

Columbia, Maryland (Images of America Series)

by Barbara Kellner
 

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Columbia is a planned community that has influenced suburban development since its creation in the mid-1960s. This city of 100,000 grew out of rural farmland, patterned by the best thinkers of its time, including visionary developer James Rouse and a team of consultants such as sociologist Herbert Gans and transportation planner Alan Voorhees. World-famous

Overview


Columbia is a planned community that has influenced suburban development since its creation in the mid-1960s. This city of 100,000 grew out of rural farmland, patterned by the best thinkers of its time, including visionary developer James Rouse and a team of consultants such as sociologist Herbert Gans and transportation planner Alan Voorhees. World-famous architect Frank Gehry designed key buildings. Oakland Manor, featuring a barn that is a historical landmark, is one example of the structures preserved to give roots to the new town. Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist Michael Chabon grew up in Columbia and has said it altered the course of his life, making him into the writer he is today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738517926
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
05/01/2005
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
880,631
Product dimensions:
5.84(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.31(d)

Meet the Author


The story of Columbia is one of visionary people, and Barbara Kellner, manager of the Columbia Archives, tells that story with love for the community and for those who developed it.

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