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PHOTOS: Takoma Park House and Garden Tour 2012

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PHOTOS • BY JULIE WIATT

The Takoma Park House and Garden Tour on May 6 offered an up-close glimpse into both old and new North Takoma. The self-guided tour showcased a dozen houses in the neighborhood developed by town founder B.F. Gilbert beginning in 1889. Enjoy these views of the tour, then read more about the history behind the houses: “North Takoma takes center stage.”

TP House & Garden 2012: Historic Takoma's Dorothy Barnes and JackCarson

Historic Takoma’s Dorothy Barnes and JackCarson welcome folks to the House and Garden Tour.

TP House & Garden 2012: Victorian on Pineybranch

TP House & Garden 2012: Victorian home on Pineybranch Ave.

Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012:

Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: “EverMay” was the historic name for this grand Victorian home.

Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: stained glass door.

Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: this stained glass door was replicated in a post-fire restoration by Heritage Building & Renovation..

Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: Victorian red room.

Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: Victorian red room.

Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: Harry Fulton's garden.

Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: Harry Fulton’s garden on Piney Branch Road.

TP House & Garden 2012: crenellated parapet

TP House & Garden 2012: crenellated parapet distinguishes 1904 home on Takoma Ave.

TP House & Garden Tour 2012: c1890s home on Baltimore Ave.

TP House & Garden Tour 2012: c1890s home on Baltimore Ave.

TP House & Garden Tour 2012: 1890s home on Baltimore Ave.

TP House & Garden Tour 2012: Wrap-around porch with rocking chairs – 1800s home on Baltimore Ave.

TP House & Garden Tour 2012: pottery studio

TP House & Garden Tour 2012: pottery studio shows Japanese design influence.

TP House & Garden Tour 2012: pottery studio stone mat

TP House & Garden Tour 2012: pottery studio stone mat

Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: Jane Spalding's pottery studio

Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: Jane Spalding’s pottery studio. Pottery wheel and magnifying glass in foreground.

TP House & Garden Tour 2012: Jane Spalding's pottery

TP House & Garden Tour 2012: Jane Spalding’s pottery

Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: Sears bungalow on Takoma Ave.

Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: Sears bungalow on Takoma Ave.

Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: American 4-square on Takoma Ave.

Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: American 4-square on Takoma Ave. was relocated in 1930s to save it from demolition.

Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: Takoma Ave. dining room

Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: Takoma Ave. dining room

Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: garden detail of Takoma Ave. home

Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: garden detail of Takoma Ave. home.

Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: historic landmark plaque.

Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: historic landmark plaque on Takoma Ave. home.

TP House & Garden Tour 2012: pergola

TP House & Garden Tour 2012: pergola on Takoma Avenue

Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: Craftsman-style home on Buffalo Ave.

Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: Craftsman-style home on Buffalo Ave. Built in 2000 by local builder Art McMurdie, it successfully blends into the historic neighborhood.

Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: play house

Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: play house in the backyard of craftsman-style home on Buffalo Ave.

Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: Shared yards.

Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: Shared backyards and pond create a park-like setting for Takoma Avenue homes.

Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: Takoma Avenue garden.

Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: Robert and Ellen Ginsberg enjoy a tranquil moment in a Takoma Avenue garden.

TP House & Garden Tour 2012: Visitors to Queen Anne on Albany

TP House & Garden Tour 2012: Visitors to Queen Anne-style home on Albany Ave.

TP House & Garden Tour 2012: Queen Anne-style home on Albany Ave.

TP House & Garden Tour 2012: Queen Anne-style home on Albany Ave.

Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: 8-color polychrome exterior.

Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: 8-color polychrome exterior is historically authentic.

Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: veranda

Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: Visitors to a Queen Anne-style home relax on the veranda

Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: Ornate dining room on Albany Ave.

Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: Ornate dining room on Albany Ave.

Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: Albany Ave. sitting room.

Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: Albany Ave. sitting room.

Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: Greek revival home on Buffalo Ave.

Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: Greek revival home on Buffalo Ave. was the home of botanist Frederick Meyer.

Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: hammock and magnolia.

Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: serene landscape on Buffalo Ave. includes a hammock under a magnolia tree.

Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: Cottage-style home on Albany Ave.

Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: Cottage-style home on Albany Ave. was the home of mystery writer Martha Grimes.

Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012:

Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: “Martha Grimes wrote here” display.

Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: Christie Byers.

Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: Christie Byers brings her own creative touches to her historic home on Albany.

Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: touring a garden on Albany Ave.

Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: Washington Gardener editor Kathy Jentz tours a garden on Albany Ave.

Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: Sears bungalow on Albany.

Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: Sears bungalow on Albany.

Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: Sears bungalow on Baltimore Ave.

Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: Sears bungalow on Baltimore Ave.

TP House & Garden 2012: shoji screens

TP House & Garden 2012: shoji screens in Sears bungalow on Baltimore Ave.

TP House & Garden 2012: Queen Anne on Baltimore

TP House & Garden 2012: Queen Anne – style home on Baltimore Ave.

Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: Magnolia ashei.

Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: Rare Magnolia ashei was planted by botanist Frederick Meyer.

TP House & Garden 2012: Historic Takoma's Dorothy Barnes and JackCarsonTP House & Garden 2012: Victorian on PineybranchTakoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: "EverMay"Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: stained glass door.Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: Victorian red room.Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: Harry Fulton's garden.TP House & Garden 2012: crenellated parapetTP House & Garden Tour 2012: c1890s home on Baltimore Ave.TP House & Garden Tour 2012: 1890s home on Baltimore Ave.TP House & Garden Tour 2012: pottery studioTP House & Garden Tour 2012: pottery studio stone matTakoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: Jane Spalding's pottery studioTP House & Garden Tour 2012: Jane Spalding's potteryTakoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: Sears bungalow on Takoma Ave.Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: American 4-square on Takoma Ave.Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: Takoma Ave. dining roomTakoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: garden detail of Takoma Ave. homeTakoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: historic landmark plaque.TP House & Garden Tour 2012: pergolaTakoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: Craftsman-style home on Buffalo Ave.Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: play houseTakoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: Shared yards.Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: Takoma Avenue garden.TP House & Garden Tour 2012: Visitors to Queen Anne on AlbanyTP House & Garden Tour 2012: Queen Anne-style home on Albany Ave.Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: 8-color polychrome exterior.Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: verandaTakoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: Ornate dining room on Albany Ave.Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: Albany Ave. sitting room.Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: Greek revival home on Buffalo Ave.Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: hammock and magnolia.Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: Cottage-style home on Albany Ave.Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: "Martha Grimes wrote here" display.Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: Christie Byers.Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: touring a garden on Albany Ave.Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: Sears bungalow on Albany.Takoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: Sears bungalow on Baltimore Ave.TP House & Garden 2012: shoji screensTP House & Garden 2012: Queen Anne on BaltimoreTakoma Park House & Garden Tour 2012: Magnolia ashei.

 

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