silver spring takoma park: Silver Spring's Pretty Older Sister - Takoma Park, Maryland - A Victorian Suburb - 11/12/08 10:22 PM
Takoma Park, or "Granola Park" as some locals call it now, was the first planned suburban community of Washington, DC.  Founded in 1883, by Benjamin Franklin Gilbert, Takoma Park was developed along a branch of the B & O railroad. It was originally conceived as a "summer resort" area, as a healthful clean-water alternative to Washington, DC's malarial swamps. With a population of 18,000 it rests along the upper northeast boundary of D.C. and strattles Montgomery and Prince Georges Counties in Maryland. 
B.F. Gilbert named his community TAKOMA an Indian word meaning "High Up - Near Heaven".  Takoma Park has it's own city government, police department, library and is … (5 comments)

silver spring takoma park: Famous People from Silver Spring, Takoma Park, Md - Goldie Hawn - 04/01/07 12:51 PM

 
Goldie Hawn the famous actress and comedian grew up in this quaint and charming circa 1927 Brick Duplex in Takoma Park, Md 20912.  The Hawn Family lived in the Left Side of this duplex.  Goldie's small wedding to John Hudson was in the backyard of this home.  Goldies father Edward Hawn, a musician, died in 1982 and Goldie's mother Laura lived in this home up until 1984, when she sold the house and moved to California, where she died in 1994.  Goldie graduated from the old Blair High School in Silver Spring, Md in 1963 and attended American University in … (18 comments)

 
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