Daily Archives: Jan 15, 2013

Why is it Named Takoma? … and Some History

Takoma advertisement in the Sunday Herald - June 14th, 1891

Takoma Park (and Takoma) is a lovely and friendly neighborhood on the northeast District line with Maryland. It dates back to the late 19th century, when Benjamin Franklin Gilbert, both founder and first mayor of Takoma Park, began actively promoting …

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