Takoma Park in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Thomas / Siegler House and Garden
In 1919 Franklin and Catherine Siegler purchased the property from the Thomas family. Their sons, E. Horace Siegler and Eugene Siegler, were noted Department of Agriculture scientists. Their botanical interest is reflected in the extensive landscaping of the one- story property. The grounds are dominated by large white oak trees with an understory of magnolias, American hollies, laurel, dogwood, and cherry treets. Among the flowering bushes are Glenn Dale azaleas. The Glenn Dale was hybridized in the 1930s by Takoma Park
The property was threatened by development in 1984. Through the efforts of local citizens, the Trust for Public Land, the Maryland Open Space program, and the city of Takoma Park, the landscaped grounds were preserved for the enjoyment of the community.
Erected 1986 by Historic Takoma, Inc.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture.
Location. 38° 58.638′ N, 77° 0.885′ W. Marker is in Takoma Park, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Tulip Avenue and Cedar Avenue, on the right on Tulip Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 Tulip Avenue, Takoma Park MD 20912, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Union Chapel (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Our Flag Display (about 500 feet away); Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Northeast 2 (about 700 feet away); Founding of Takoma Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Early Takoma (approx. ¼ mile away); Roscoe (approx. ¼ mile away); Scott H. LawsonTakoma Station Tavern (approx. 0.3 miles away in District of Columbia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Takoma Park.
Also see . . . Thomas-Siegler House and Garden. (Submitted on November 18, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 18, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 110 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 18, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.