Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Friday, July 04, 2014

July 4th

This photo was taken at the 2013 Takoma Park, Maryland 4th of July parade.

This year is the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812's successful attack on Washington and the loss by the British in Baltimore at the Battle of Fort McHenry.

Maryland especially has a variety of events throughout the summer and into September, commemorating various battles and actions from the Summer of 1814.

DC has some commemorative events as well.

A few weeks ago the State of Maryland held a press conference highlighting the launch of the Star Spangled Banner National Heritage Trail, developed by the National Park Service.

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At 11:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This photo is *so* Takoma Park.

 
At 12:17 PM, Blogger Richard Layman said...

I was lucky to have my camera on and in the right position to capture this image.

If you didn't know better, it could have been from the 1960s.

 

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