Monday, January 11, 2010

Colonial Real Estate Deal

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The proposed Oxford Square development in Elkridge would make use of an easement extending O’Connor Drive that was granted in 1749 in order to connect the property to the Dorsey MARC station on the opposite side of MD Route 100 from the project.

That’s right 1749.

There is actually quite a bit of history in this little corner of Howard and Anne Arundel counties. About five years ago I was working with a client who was considering purchasing a parcel of land across from the Timbuktu restaurant. When we walked the property the seller informed us that the site was once a quarry and foundry that made bullets during the Revolutionary War.