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Owners mull registering Towson's Villa Madrid as national landmark before selling
Owners mull registering Towson's Villa Madrid as national landmark before selling

Almost exactly 17 years ago, in 1998, Dave and Nancy McManus stood in the lush gardens of a stately home in the 6700 block of Charles Street Avenue, where they were attending a post-prom party for Towson High School seniors. After taking a tour of the home and the grounds, Dave turned to Nancy, his wife, and told her that he wanted to buy the home. "I really liked the way the grounds were laid out and maintained," said Dave McManus, "and I told Nancy that if the property ever went up for sale we should look into it." Five years later, in 2003, Dave and Nancy received word that the Towson home, known as Villa Madrid, had been put up for sale. Dave followed through on...

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