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TAKOMP_200417_02.JPG: Covid-19 masks on the statues
TAKOMP_200417_42.JPG: Centennial Garden
This garden commemorates the long, distinguished history of the Takoma Horticultural Club. The club was established in 1916 and is one of the oldest, continually active garden clubs in the country.
The Takoma Horticultural Club has installed park plantings throughout the City of Takoma Park and beyond. This garden installation celebrates those combined gifts and 100 years of service to the community.
TAKOMP_200417_60.JPG: Chinese Christian Church
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Wikipedia Description: Takoma Park, Maryland
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Takoma Park is a city in Montgomery County, Maryland. The population was 17,299 at the 2000 census.
Takoma Park was founded by Benjamin Franklin Gilbert in 1883 and incorporated in 1890. It was the first planned commuter suburb in the area, and also bore aspects of a spa and trolley park. For many decades it was world headquarters of the Seventh-day Adventist church denomination, which has a college, hospital, and radio station there.
Since before the incorporation of Takoma Park in 1890, the Montgomery/Prince George's County boundary cut through the current city boundaries, but pursuant to a popular referendum, and subsequent approval by both counties' councils, and the Maryland General Assembly, on July 1, 1997 the county line was moved to include all of the city in Montgomery County, including some territory newly annexed to the city at the time. (Residents in the Prince Georges portion disliked having to pay higher insurance rates, and being part of a county noted for its much higher crime and lower public school scores). At one time an extension of Interstate 95, also known as the North Central Freeway, was proposed that would have cut the city in two. Sam Abbott and others successfully campaigned to prevent this.
Also dividing the community is the boundary line of the District of Columbia, which contains part of the original Gilbert tract. This area is now known as Takoma, Washington, D.C. While politically separate from Takoma Park, Maryland, it shares its history and much of its culture.
Takoma Park is located at [show location on an interactive map] 38°58'48?N, 77°0'8?W (38.980060, -77.002341).
The city of Takoma Park is just northeast of Washington, D.C. at latitude 38°59' North, longitude 77°0' West. The Takoma Park community (as distinct from the actual incorporated area) spills over the D.C.-Maryland line into the Takoma neighborhood of the District, ...More...
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2020 photos: The year is too new to have anything to report. The Covid-19 disaster cut off most events here in DC after March 11 and even cut off going outside after awhile. Here's hoping honesty and integrity wins for a change this November.