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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.

Another Tale of Takoma

Fallen WW II Heroes from Blair High School

by Diana Kohn

Today the triple concrete arch in the pocket park across from the City Library is adorned with flags in honor of Memorial Day, as it was on the day of its dedication in 1957 in the wake of the Korean War. Erected at the behest of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, it reads, "Enshrined here is eternal tribute to those who fought our country's battles," a toll that has expanded to include more recent wars. No individual names are carved into the memorial, but this Tale of Takoma recounts the heroism of nearly a dozen young Blair graduates who gave their lives in World War II. Their names are enshrined on a plaque in the Montgomery Blair library, and in the memories of their fellow 1940s classmates.

The complete story               Closeup of WWII Memorial


BREAKING NEWS of 1890

It's official! Ballots from yesterday's election have been tald'xlied, 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

A community fights for its character.

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

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