Visit Us at 7328 Carroll Avenue


HONORING EARLY TAKOMA PARK MOTHERS

TUNE IN to TAKOMA RADIO – 94.3 FM or streaming at takomaradio.org

Music and talk 24/7 with a local focus.

ANNUAL TAKOMA PARK HOUSE & GARDEN TOUR: Spring Park

The May 7 House and Garden Tour explored the former Prince George's County neighborhood around Spring Park. If you missed the tour, you can still view the self-guided brochure.


Tales of Takoma

Imagine the image above as the interior of the Historic Takoma's current home. The first business to occupy our space was a Piggly Wiggly Grocery Store, which opened in 1932 with this standardized layout. Piggly Wiggly stores were the first to allow customers to select their own food from the shelves. Thus began the evolution of self-service that continues to change our lives.

Early stores offered home delivery. By the 1920s, regional chains like Piggly Wiggly, District Grocers Association and Sanitary Grocery Stores were challenging the local merchants. All three of these chains had stores on the 7300 block of Carroll Avenue. Before long, supermarkets like Safeway and Giant moved out to major highways, expanded their stock and offered free parking. Then came discount wholesalers and organic food options. Of late, home delivery has returned as the newest trend.

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.