Harundale, Maryland

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Harundale, Maryland
Unincorporated community
Harundale, Maryland is located in Maryland
Harundale, Maryland
Harundale, Maryland
Location within the state of Maryland
Coordinates: 39°09′10″N 76°36′53″W / 39.15278°N 76.61472°W / 39.15278; -76.61472Coordinates: 39°09′10″N 76°36′53″W / 39.15278°N 76.61472°W / 39.15278; -76.61472
Country  United States of America
State  Maryland
County Anne Arundel
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Harundale is an unincorporated community in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States.[1] In 1947 the Byrne Organization made news when it set up a prefabrication shop on the 300-acre site and churned out parts for all 1,200 homes at once. The houses featured welded steel frames which formed the basis of a structure using other materials. The houses were constructed in two different styles with three or four rooms on a concrete slab, which sold for $6,900. The community was one of largest prefabricated developments in America. Their construction marked the start of phenomenal post-World War II suburbanization of previously rural Anne Arundel County.

The needs of the new community's more than 5,000 people were first served by a strip shopping center. Harundale Mall, reportedly the first enclosed shopping mall east of the Mississippi, was opened in 1958.


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Geographic Names Information System". Harundale (Populated Place). U.S. Geological Survey. 2009-01-29.