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BREAKING NEWS

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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May 7 to July 7 — The art galleries at the Takoma Park Community Center showcase STEAM - when science intersects with art. The multi-artist exhibit includes several maps from the Historic Takoma archives that explores the art of cartography while offering glimpses of Takoma Park's early days. As part of the continuing 125th celebration, they give the flavor of mapmaking from 1865 through the 1920s. Names may have changed, but the general contours are familiar and give a unique look at Takoma Park in its earliest decades.
The opening reception is Thursday, May 7, from 7-9 pm.


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.

BREAKING NEWS of 1890

It's official! Ballots from yesterday's election have been tallied, and Benjamin Franklin Gilbert declared winner of the Mayor's race. His 50 votes easily trumped his opponent, Rev. Chauncey H. Remington, who received 18 votes as part the People's Ticket. Mayor Gilbert will be joined on Council by George Bailey, J. Vance Lewis, Daniel Smith and Fred Lung. The first order of Council business is to craft a Town Charter. The election was required following the incorporation of the Town of Takoma Park on April 3rd. (These original ballot tallies are taken from the Charles Heaton scrapbook in the Historic Takoma Archives.)


The Proposed Development at the
Takoma Metro Station

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Donate Here to Help Your Neighbors Tame the Super-sized WMATA Development

Books from Historic Takoma

Takoma Park: Portrait of a Victorian Suburb

In 1999, Historic Takoma reprinted the 1984 book Takoma Park: A Portrait of a Victorian Suburb by Ellen R. Marsh and Mary Anne O'Boyle, which contains a wealth of information and images about Takoma Park.

Images of America: Takoma Park

This book traces the history of Takoma Park, MD and DC from the arrival of B.F. Gilbert in 1883 to the current day.

Copies can be purchased directly from Historic Takoma.