Takoma Park: Past
- Historic Significance of Takoma Park,
written by Lisa Bentley of HTI.
- Articles about Takoma History from the Takoma Voice, a rich archive of stories on the history of Takoma Park, written mainly by Diana Kohn of HTI.
Creek History, from the Friends of Sligo Creek, which includes the history of the "Wildwoods" Glen Sligo Hotel and the closing of its poolroom.
Takoma Park Highway
Design Studio presents a comprehensive history of the community
fight to defeat the planned North Central Freeway that would have cut
through Takoma Park.
Washington Adventist University (previously named Columbia Union College) in Takoma Park
Takoma Park, D.C. Historic District
Takoma Park, MD Historic District
Dates in Takoma Park History
Battle of Fort Stevens barely two miles from the yet-to-be Takoma Park, on July 11-12, 1864
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.
Portrait of a Victorian Suburb
Copies can be purchased directly from Historic Takoma.
Takoma Park: PresentWhat is now Takoma Park MD and Takoma D.C. began as a late 19th century railroad stop Victorian suburb known only as Takoma Park. Takoma Park includes areas of the District of Columbia and Montgomery County in Maryland.
A portion of Takoma Park originally resided in Prince George's County in Maryland, but that area recently joined Montgomery County. This area includes Sligo Creek park, where a resort once stood, and the Washington Adventist Hospital.
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Takoma Park has many active groups celebrating preservation and the lively arts.