In 1999 Historic Takoma reprinted the 1984 book Takoma Park: Portrait of a Victorian Suburb. This wonderful history of Takoma Park, with stories, photos and a wealth of information was the product of a collaboration of people from throughout the Takoma community, past and present. Ellen R. Marsh and Mary Anne O’Boyle took on the Herculean task of authoring this invaluable resource.
Takoma Park: Portrait of a Victorian Suburb makes a great gift for anyone interested in Takoma or in the development of American railroad suburbs from the era of trains and trolleys through the age of the automobile. Sales of this book also help support the activities of Historic Takoma.
Copies can be purchased directly from Historic Takoma. The book is available for $30, which includes tax and $5 shipping. You can order the book by contacting us or through PayPal by clicking on the button below. We will mail your book order within 10 days of purchase.
Images of America: Takoma Park traces the history of Takoma Park, MD and DC from the arrival of B.F. Gilbert in 1883 to the current day. Co-authors Diana Kohn, Caroline Alderson and Susan Schreiber have gathered the best from Historic Takoma’s archives and a wealth of other sources to capture the people, places, and events that shaped this community.
The book is available in local stores or via PayPal for $25.00, including tax and shipping.