The Montgomery Ward (165,000 sq ft.) store opened on April 20, 1967, when Maryland Gov. J. Millard Tawes cut the ceremonial ribbon. The second anchor of the two anchor mall, Woodward & Lothrop, opened its store in the Spring of 1967. With both anchors in place and 60 stores, the grand opening of the $10 million, 500,000-square-foot (46,000 m2) center occurred September 21, 1967. The mall's original pylon featured a Cuboctahedron welcoming visitors.  All fountains were removed during the 1985 remodeling.