Benjamin Franklin Gilbert

Benjamin Franklin Gilbert

Benjamin Franklin Gilbert, Developer and 1st Mayor of the city of Takoma Park, Md. He was a business partner at times with Alex "Boss" Shepard of D. C. fame. Mr. Gilbert was said to have been the one to suggest that the property along Pa. Ave in D. C. be purchased for use by the federal government for it's office buildings. Benjamin married Margaret S. Alter.

 

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