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Famous People from Takoma Park – Goldie Hawn’s Childhood Home

Goldie Hawn Childhood Home - Takoma Park MDGoldie Hawn the famous actress and comedian grew up in this quaint and charming circa 1927 Brick Duplex in the Historic District of Takoma Park, Md 20912.

The Hawn Family lived in the Left Side of this duplex.  Goldie’s small wedding to John Hudson in the 1970’s 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 Hawn - Blair High School Senior PhotoThe house has 3 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Baths, a Basement and 2 Fireplaces. It is within a few blocks of the Takoma Metro Station.  The last sale of this house was in May of 2010 – the sales price was $581,250

Goldie graduated from the old Blair High School in Silver Spring, Md in 1963 and attended American University in Washington DC. Although she grew up in Takoma Park, her “stomping ground” was Downtown Silver Spring in it’s heyday.  She speaks of her fond memories in the Documentary Film “Silver Spring, Story of an

*Note – House is not currently for sale

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Built in 1783 – The Oldest House Standing in Silver Spring MD

This Tidewater Style Farmhouse was originally built in 1783 at the top of a densely wooded hill on over 100 acres in Silver Spring, Maryland.   Built by Josiah Beane, the home is located overlooking Colesville Road between 4 Corners and Burnt Mills. The property was named “Holly View”.

Holly View - Kinsman Farmhouse - Silver Spring

Among the next owners of the property were Joseph H.Bond, owner of the mill at nearby Burnt Mills, and James F. Meline, comptroller of the U.S. currency.

The farm and house and 80 acres was purchased by Union Civil War veteran, Colonel Oliver Kinsman and his wife in 1880.  The Colonel died in 1927 and the house and grounds were left to his 4 daughters.  The home was occupied by their daughters until 1971, part of the original Kinsman property having by then been sold and developed.  Afterwards, heirs rented out the heavily-wooded property for about 10 years until the Developer purchased the property in the early 1980’s

Now, the old house on 3/4 of an acre is nearly surrounded by 82 townhomes built by Stanley Martin Communities.  The different architectural styles/models are named after the 4 daughters, Olive, Angela, Lucretia and Elinor.

On an adjoining remnant of the Holly View property, Stanley Martin also constructed 50 detached homes.

The old house has 7 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Baths, 2 Fireplaces and is listed on the National Historic Register.  History of “Holly View” written in the 1970’s.

*Note – This house is not currently for sale

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