Members of the Takoma Park Elementary School class of 1938 pictured on their first day of 2nd grade. Photo: Washington Herald, September 14, 1933
Historic Takoma Park and
Takoma Park Elementary School
Takoma Park, the District of Columbia's first
suburb, had its inception when B.F. Gilbert sold the first Takoma
lot in 1883. He realized that the coincident creation of a Federal
Civil Service and the completion of the B & O Railroad through
the area offered ideal conditions for the creation of a successful
The project documents Takoma Park's history, as well
as the founding and growth of the Takoma Park Elementary School,
and was prompted by the 50-year reunion in 1988 of the class of
1938 of T.P.E.S., and reminiscences of Takoma Park and the school
by the surviving classmates.
Originally submitted by: Albert Russell Wynn, Representative (4th District).
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