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County office building's delayed opening 40 years ago [Eagle Archive]
County office building's delayed opening 40 years ago [Eagle Archive]

This summer will mark the 40-year anniversary of the construction of the Carroll County Office Building on a 9-acre track of fallow farmland at 225 N. Center St. in Westminster. This writer vividly recalls the construction of that building because he worked on the site as a construction laborer. The 1973-1974 winter was particularly cold, the economy was horrible, and jobs were very hard to find. At the time, the site of what is now the County Office Building was on the edge of what had once been an area of Westminster known as "Crowl Town," a working class "company town." The cluster of wooden homes were centered primarily on the southeast corner of what is now...

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