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Special to The SunSituated in the westernmost part of Columbia, River Hill Village is a picturesque community with hundreds of acres of wooded areas, beautifully landscaped homes and retail and shopping centers offering convenience for busy families. It also is one of the...
Tags: Homes, Family, Dennis Miller, Clarksville, Maryland
Sun StaffTuesday marked the beginning of the end for the development of Columbia -- one of the nation's largest planned communities in size, scope and population. "We're reaching the point where there's no more land to develop," said Maggie Brown, the Columbia...
Tags: Family, Homes, Maryland, Sales, Howard County
Sun StaffThere was a time when Walter Sondheim Jr. held fast to the notion that racially desegregated schools would give way to a racially integrated society. That was 1954. He admits now that he "should have known better." Sondheim was president of the Baltimore...
Sun StaffLawrence E. Leak When Lawrence E. Leak's mother went to register her two seventh-grade sons in the fall of 1965, Queen Anne's County officials automatically signed them up at Kennard High School, the county's historically "colored" secondary school. But...
Sun StaffThe 1999 blueprints for a Mondawmin Mall makeover seemed promising, with plans for sprucing up the bland decor and erecting a super-sized grocery, a family restaurant and a retail store large enough to box-in a Home Depot. But five years later, the...
Sun StaffAs Columbia's original village, Wilde Lake was meticulously designed by developer James W. Rouse, and its residents strive to stay true to his vision of offering a cross section of affordable and high-end housing. But that high end could soon skyrocket....
Tags: Homes, Family, Real Estate Agents, Property, Condos
Sun Staff"HI. IT'S Jim McKay." He was returning a call seeking his insights into the state of the Olympics. The sound of his voice on the other end of the line was startling, nevertheless, partly because it's so familiar from his decades on the air, partly...
1939 James W. Rouse and Hunter Moss start the Moss-Rouse Co., a small mortgage banking firm. 1954 Rouse parts with Moss and forms James W. Rouse & Co. 1955 Rouse builds Mondawmin Mall in Baltimore. 1957 James Rouse forms Community Research &...
Special to The SunAs a single parent of an 8-year-old girl, Dennis Miller wanted to make sure his daughter would feel comfortable before they made the move from Olney to the Village of Harper's Choice In Columbia. His strategy was to sell her on the parks in the area....
Tags: Homes, Dennis Miller, Tennis, Bars and Clubs, Winslow Homer
The scenes seem disturbing, apparent illustrations of racism in 1960s suburbia: A builder's agent selling homes marks several lots with red "sold" pins to ward off African-American families looking to buy. When a white family arrives, an agent removes the...
Tags: Family, Homes, Minority Groups, Racism, Maryland
Sun StaffSecond of three articles As the Columbia parents looked on protectively through the morning fog, their children clambered onto the yellow school bus. It seemed an ordinary bus, except it took a strange turn - toward a new public school in rural Fulton,...
Tags: Family, Homes, School Examinations, Limes, Academic Progress
Sun StaffLast of three articles Like the residents of this 33-year- old town, Jim Robey and Padraic Kennedy see two different Columbias -- one grappling with urban decay, the other prospering. Kennedy, who led the town for 26 years as the first president of...
Tags: Family, Minority Groups, Clarksville, Maryland, Death
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