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 …
TAKOMA ARCHIVES • DIANA KOHN The self-guided Takoma Park House and Garden Tour offers the opportunity to explore a dozen houses in the neighborhood developed by town founder
TAKOMA ARCHIVES • BY DIANA KOHN In many of my historical accounts for this column, newspapers have provided a major source of detail and understanding of past events.
TAKOMA ARCHIVES • BY DIANA KOHN The numerical notation for today’s date has a familiar look: 2/09/12. Yep, it’s our zip code, which makes today Takoma Park Zip
TAKOMA ARCHIVES • BY DIANA KOHN One hundred years ago, in the election campaign of 1911 and 1912, it was the Progressive wing of the Republican party who
TAKOMA ARCHIVES • BY DIANA KOHN From Takoma Park’s first settlers to Motorcat, "Images of America: Takoma Park" celebrates 125 plus years of local history and makes a
The stories behind the graduates who did not come home.
On the left wall of the media center at Montgomery Blair High School, a plaque
Each decade, the U.S. Bureau of the Census gathers mountains of statistical data to create a profile of our nation and each of our hometowns. The numbers are
Seeking out the various parks and gardens around town provides more than a respite from steamy summer days or a chance to savor crisp fall afternoons. Each park
On November 24, 1883 Benjamin Franklin Gilbert bought the first 90 acres of what became the sylvan suburb of Takoma Park. But what about the years before Gilbert?
On November 15, friends and family of Belle Ziegler were joined by city officials at the park formerly known as Jequie, to unveil a new sign
While Takoma Park residents are awaiting the April opening of Old Takoma Ace Hardware, it seems an appropriate time to look back at how Old Takoma came to
Takoma Park's Nuclear Free Zone Ordinance reflected decades of activism including marches like the one pictured above. The public is invited to celebrate the ordinance's 25th anniversary on
Different generations have their own set of memories of growing in Takoma Park. Kids today can barely imagine a world without computers, TVs and iPods to occupy their
The Big Spring at Spring Park has found new life thanks to city arborist Todd Bolton, but its history stretches back into the mists of geological time. Bolton explains