Columbia (Images of America) by Barbara Kellner

By Barbara Kellner

Columbia is a deliberate neighborhood that has encouraged suburban improvement considering the fact that its production within the mid-1960s. This urban of 100,000 grew out of rural farmland, patterned by means of the easiest thinkers of its time, together with visionary developer James Rouse and a group of experts resembling sociologist Herbert Gans and transportation planner Alan Voorhees. World-famous architect Frank Gehry designed key structures. Oakland Manor, that includes a barn that could be a historic landmark, is one instance of the constructions preserved to offer roots to the hot city. Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon grew up in Columbia and has stated it altered the process his lifestyles, making him into the author he's today.

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