Chet Smolski, Rhode Island College


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The Rouse Company, a development firm headed by James Rouse, is responsible for the creation of Columbia, Maryland. The community consists of ten self-contained villages which were established in the late 1960s.



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Chester E. Smolski photographic slides and publications, MSS-0041, Special Collections, James P. Adams Library, Rhode Island College.


Columbia, Maryland; planned communities; James Rouse; The Rouse Company; development; suburbs;