Howard History

Columbia's Birth

January 21, 2007

As reported Jan. 26, 1966, in the The Evening Sun :

The largest residental developer in the state and perhaps the country has actively enlisted in the campaign to eliminate duplicate street and road names in the Baltimore metropolitan area.

James W. Rouse, head of Community Research and Development Corporation, has assigned three members of his staff to the task of coming up with new and distinctive names for the 1,000 streets and roads and lanes that are planned for the new city of Columbia.

The new city is to rise in Howard county and is expected to be home of more than 100,000 people.

[ PAUL MCCARDELL, Sun library researcher.]

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