History

A Salute to Ed McMahon

By Jack Alexander The original Rotonda developer made two smart moves in 1970. First, he negotiated with ABC-TV to telecast The Superstars, a unique new sports event, then he retained Ed McMahon, Johnny Carson’s famous second banana to pitch Rotonda as Paradise. The... Read More

You’ve Got Mail!

by Jack Alexander Three times that call has resonated for me, at boarding school at age 12, as a Marine in some God-forsaken Belgian ditch during WW2, and from 1948 on, after I entered the U.S. an immigrant from Scotland far from family. In the early ‘70’s the first... Read More

A Round Community Is Romantic

By Jack Alexander When dining with multiple friends, I prefer a round table. It’s more congenial because everyone can see and talk easily with everyone else. For similar reasons, Joe Klein’s vision for Rotonda was that, unlike traditional square or block communities,... Read More

Rotonda West “History Book” Now Available

Reprints of the popular book, “Rotonda: The Vision and the Reality”, are now available in the Administrative Office in Broadmoor Park, 646 Rotonda Circle. Written by the late Jack Alexander, the 236-page paperback book traces the early history of our... Read More