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TALE OF TAKOMA

November 24 Marks Founding Day
for Takoma Park

Falling as it often does at the start of the Holiday rush, November 24 gets little recognition of its significance to the history of our fair city.

On this day in 1883, Benjamin Franklin Gilbert officially finalized his purchase of a little over 90 acres from Joseph and Sarah Burr.' Gilbert paid $7500 for Lots Two and Three of the Grammer farm, which would form the core of his planned commuter suburb. As it happened, the land fell on both sides of the District-Maryland border.' Much more important to Gilbert, however, was the small train station that stood in the middle his new possession.'

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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. Metered parking is available either in the City lot adjacent to the TPSS Coop, or in front of the Carroll Avenue businesses.