Friday, June 15, 2007

Wilde Weekend

Wilde Lake takes center stage this weekend as part of Columbia's 40th b-day celebrations. The town's first village is hosting festivities at the village center and a tour of famous homes, including founder James Rouse's lakefront abode and the square donut of a house owned by his next-door neighbor (and longtime CA pres) Pat Kennedy.

Columbia Talk has been in both when we used to stop by to collect money for delivering WaPo back in the day. At the time, we were envious of the hip digs. But now, looking at all the huge palaces that have become home to today's crop of top developers, we marvel at how truly modest the residences are.

It's a reminder that Columbia's original leaders lived among the people who bought their homes.

1 comment:

John B. said...

I'm cross-posting, but since you mentioned Columbia's 40th...

In case anyone here is a WAMU listener, there's going to be a segment on Columbia's 40th on The Kojo Nnamdi Show on Thursday. If you're listening, call in and share your thoughts/memories!