Takoma Park in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Laurel and Carroll Avenues
Takoma Park began in 1889 as a railroad suburb, the first on the Metropolitan branch of the B&O. It was not long, however, before the community was served by electric street-cars. In 1893 the Brightwood Electric Railway began running trolleys between downtown Washington and the 4th and Butternut Streets, NW.
Eventually several streetcar lines served Takoma Park. The picture shows streetcars of the "Dinky Line" on Laurel Avenue , looking toward Carroll Avenue. This route originally went to the Glen Sligo
The streetcar era ended in January 1960.
Erected by Historic Takoma, Inc., 1988
Erected 1988 by Historic Takoma, Inc.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Man-Made Features • Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #23 Benjamin Harrison series list.
Location. 38° 58.47′ N, 77° 0.739′ W. Marker is in Takoma Park, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Laurel Avenue and Carroll Avenue, in the median on Laurel Avenue. Marker is in the park at the intersection of Carroll and Laurel Avenues in the center of Takoma Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Roscoe (here, next to this marker); Scott H. Lawson (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Northeast 2 (about 700 feet away); Our Flag Display (about 700 feet away); Union Chapel (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Thomas / Siegler House and GardenTakoma Station Tavern (approx. 0.3 miles away in District of Columbia); B.Y. Morrison Park (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Takoma Park.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 4, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 18, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 453 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on April 18, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.