7328 Carroll Avenue

April 2014 Events

Wednesday, April 16, 7-9PM - "The New Victory Garden: Harmonizing Vegetables and Flowers" Free. www.takomahort.org

Thursday, April 17, 7-9PM - Local Community Radio Brainstorm #2, and an Update on the National LPFM Scene by Sabrina Roach of Brown Paper Tickets, a Seattle-based company. Free. Must RSVP at www.takomaradio.org/news.

Also of Interest at Other Places:

Tuesday, April 29, 7:15-9:30PM - Historic Takoma presents: "Takoma Park's Colored School: The Rosenwald Connection". Story of Takoma's segregation-era black school, one of thousands built with Julius Rosenwald money. Hosted by Diana Kohn, President of Historic Takoma, there will be a short film by Aviva Kempner and book talk by Stephanie Deutsch plus a panel discussion with former Takoma students and African American music by the Takoma Park Community Band. Takoma Park Community Center Auditorium, 7500 Maple Avenue. Free.

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.

Sunday, May 4 - 1-5 pm

"Spirit of Holly Avenue"
Tickets: $20 (day of tour). $18 (advance sale begins April 1st)

DOCENTS wanted.
If you are willing to volunteer for a two-hour shift
at one of the houses in exchange for a free ticket,
please contact us.

On Sunday, May 4, from 1-5 pm, Historic Takoma's 2014 House and Garden Tour showcases the "Spirit of Holly Avenue." This three block stretch between Eastern and Philadelphia Avenues reflects the evolution of Takoma Park from the 1880s through post-WWII. Explore a variety of homes and architectural styles with creative renovations and additions, and discover the tales of those who lived on Holly, then and now. The self-guided tour, which also includes several spectacular gardens, runs rain or shine.

Advance tickets ($18) for the annual fund raiser now available online and in mid-April at local stores. On May 4 pick up brochures and purchase tickets ($20) at 7064 Eastern Avenue, NW, DC. MAP
Note: Parking for the tour is available at the Metro station. Additional details will be posted soon.

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.