Plan to repair wall in historic Ellicott City taking shape [Pictures]
Before it became "The Wall That Ate Some Cars," it was just a stone wall on Mulligans Hill Lane, bracing a 20-foot-high embankment ¿ stalwart as the steep hills that give Ellicott City's historic district much of its character. Then in early September 2011 came the rains of Tropical Storm Lee, and in the dead of night a section of the wall that had stood since before the Civil War collapsed.
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Jay Steimetz and engineer with the Howard County Government Dept. of Public Works, is pictured near the collapsed wall off of Main Street. More than a year after a historic stone wall collapsed in downtown Ellicott City, the county has a plan to repair it that has been submitted for consideration to the Historic District Commission.