Harundale, Maryland

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Harundale, Maryland
Unincorporated community
Harundale, Maryland is located in Maryland
Harundale, Maryland
Harundale, Maryland
Harundale, Maryland is located in the US
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.