Village of Cross Keys
Village of Cross Keys is a privately owned upscale area of Baltimore, Maryland. It is located off Falls Road between Northern Parkway and Coldspring Lane, and is home to luxury condos and upscale small shops. Baltimore financer and mall developer James Rouse (founder of The Rouse Company) purchased the Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr.-designed Baltimore Country Club Golf Course unseen for $1,700,000 near his Roland Park, Baltimore home in 1963. The 5000 person Village was built on the historic property in 1965. Micheal D Spear was the development director, later becoming CEO of the Rouse Company. It was the first in a series of planned communities developed by Rouse. Vacant office space was occupied by Rouse headquarters until moving to its next development of Columbia. The retail component of the village has declined with competition from Towson Town Center to the north and Harbor East to the South. General Growth properties divested itself of the venture, selling to Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp in 2012.
- Oprah Winfrey Lived in Cross Keys from 1978 to 1983 while working for WJZ-TV.
- Former Maryland Governor Harry Hughes has lived in Cross Keys since 1971.
- Joseph Rocco Mitchell, David L. Stebenne. City Upon a Hill. p. 53.
- John Williams IV (11 December 2013). "Cross Keys at the crossroads". The Baltimore Sun.
- "Area Reality Notes". The Washington Post. 2 October 1971.
- Baltimore Daily Record article, via Find Articles, accessed 7 November, 2007
- Harry Roe Hughes. My Unexpected Journey: The Autobiography of Governor Harry Roe Hughes. p. 123.
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