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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) awarded a Construction Permit to Historic Takoma Inc (HTI) for Takoma Radio. The hyper-local neighborhood station will be identified on the air as WOWD-LP, 94.3FM, debuting in mid-2016.
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Spring 2015 Events at 7328 Carroll Avenue

Wednesday, March 11, 7:30-9:30 pm — Big Book Group: Anna Karenina — Friends of Takoma Md Library kick off the spring big book discussion with an introduction by Prof. Cynthia Martin from the Russian Department of University of Maryland. Light refreshments. Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, March 18, 7:30-9:30 pm — The Takoma Hort Club presents "What We Can Learn from English Gardens." Carolyn Mullet, a Takoma Park garden designer, will present a slide show of typical English garden elements that can be adapted to our gardens here on this side of the pond. You will come away with practical design tips to take your garden to the next level. Free and open to all.

Friday, March 20, 7 pm — Political Film Series: Citizen Koch. Maryland Committee to Amend presents the third in a political film series about how unlimited cash in our elections is affecting our democracy. This 2013 documentary tracks the rise of the Tea Party in the wake of the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision and the role of the Koch Brothers in the recall campaign of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, aspiring 2016 Presidential contender. Free and open to the public. Details at marylandamend.org.

Other Events of Interest

Friday, March 27. 6-8:30 pm — 2015 Montgomery County Awards for Historic Preservation. Historic Takoma nominated two of this year's honorees — Ellen Marsh and Frances Phipps — for Lifetime Achievement. Join the festivities at the Historic Silver Spring B&O Railroad Station, 8100 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, Free (suggested donation: $15/person). Email RSVP to: Awards@montgomerypreservation.org


Street Address:
7328 Carroll Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 5781
Takoma Park, MD 20913

When visiting Historic Takoma, please walk, bike or take public transportation. Parking is available either in the public lot adjacent to the TPSS Coop, or in front of or behind the Carroll Avenue businesses that are accessed from Lee Avenue.

SAVE THE DATE
The 42nd Annual
Takoma Park House and Garden Tour

Sunday May 3, 1-5 pm
"125th Anniversary Tour"

The Tour celebrates the incorporation of Takoma Park, part of a wide-spread City celebration. Houses on Eastern, Cedar, Maple and Holly Avenues from the 1880s to the early 1890s are presented, most of which have never before been viewed. The story of our very early days and the design influence of the 1880s Aesthetic Movement on art and architecture is told. On the day of the Tour, tickets will be sold for $20 at the Cady Lee Mansion at 7064 Eastern Avenue, NW, DC, which is featured as the first house on the Tour. Tickets may be purchased online (see below) in advance for $18 or at Mark's Kitchen and TPSS Coop after April 1. Tour runs rain or shine.

Those willing to help with the tour can contact docents@historictakoma.org.

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Another Tale of Takoma

Takoma Park's Very Own Boundary Stone

by Diana Kohn

2015 marks the 125th anniversary of the incorporation of Takoma Park. But in many ways the story begins one hundred years earlier with the creation of the District of Columbia.

In 1790, President George Washington had finally wrangled Congress' authorization to establish a 100 square mile Federal Territory on the banks of the Potomac River. The task of surveying the boundary line was given to Andrew Ellicott, the most accomplished surveyor of the day.

Among the 40 boundary markers that his team erected over the next two years, is NE2, the oldest landmark in Takoma Park, still guarding our border on Maple Avenue, in close proximity to our newest landmark — Busboys and Poets.

Read the full story.

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