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What $25,500 could buy in 1967

April 29, 2005

An article in the April 23, 1967, edition of The Sun gave a glimpse of what prospective homeowners could expect in the way of houses then under construction in "the new 'city' of Columbia in Howard County."

Builders were hoping that, by the end of 1967, some 50 families a month would be moving into Columbia, quickening to 200 families a month in the following two years.

"Typical of the moderately priced line is a two-story, four-bedroom model with one and a half baths upstairs, and a living room, kitchen-dinette-family room with powder room, a one-car garage and full basement," the article said of one homebuilder's offering. "It will sell for $25,500."

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