Visit Us at 7328 Carroll Avenue


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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Tuesday, April 14, 7pm — Unveiling of the commemorative plaque honoring Mayor Sam Abbott, who served 1980-85. Please join the Mayor and Council, the Ad Hoc Committee on the Abbott Plaque, and the Sam Abbott Living Legacy Project of Historic Takoma for an evening of conversation, poetry and song. Light refreshments will be served following the program. Takoma Park Community Center/Sam Abbott Citizens Center, 7500 Maple Avenue. Full details of program

Saturday, April 18, 7:30pm — One and all are invited to a kickoff celebration recognizing the city's 125 anniversary at the Takoma Park Community Center. Past and present mayors and councilmembers will be honored, along with a brief review of Takoma Park's 125 years and a cake-cutting reception.

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

Saturday, April 25, 10 am to Noon — Spring Tree Care Workshop. In this workshop you will learn interesting and useful tips about tree growth and tree care in springtime. Sponsored by Takoma Park's Tree Commission, it includes a short walk through the neighborhood to observe our springtime trees firsthand and to plant a native fringe tree! Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.For more information, contact the Tree Commission at or

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:

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.

How Takoma Park Government Evolved

by Diana Kohn

Since The incorporation of the Town of Takoma Park in 1890. successive generations have added their changes to the way Takoma is governed.
Read the details of how it happened.

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.

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The Proposed Development at the
Takoma Metro Station

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