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Harundale, Maryland
Country  United States of America
State  Maryland
County Flag of Anne Arundel County, Maryland.png Anne Arundel
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)

Harundale is an unincorporated community in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States. In 1947 the Byrne Organization made news when it set up a prefabrication shop on the 300-acre site and churned out parts for all 1,200 homes at once. The houses featured welded steel frames which formed the basis of a structure using other materials. The houses were constructed in two different styles with three or four rooms on a concrete slab, which sold for $6,900. The community was one of largest prefabricated developments in America. Their construction marked the start of phenomenal post-World War II suburbanization of previously rural Anne Arundel County.

The needs of the new community's more than 5,000 people were first served by a strip shopping center. Harundale Mall, reportedly the first enclosed shopping mall east of the Mississippi, was opened in 1958.

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