Tonight at 7 pm the Columbia Archives is opening an exhibit called "Creating Columbia: Going Public, Getting Started." The Archives is located in the American City Building located at 10227 Wincopin Circle. The exhibit will run through March 2014.
In the photo above from the Columbia Archives Jim Rouse presents his plans to the Howard County Commissioners. The photos below from the Archives shows how the area of Columbia was a patchwork
of farms at the time of the announcement. A two lane Route 29 is seen at the bottom of the picture.