The Gardens at Cedar Hill was conceived when Douglass’ mansion was placed on the list of 10 most endangered national parks. It provides lovely embellishment for the grounds and represents a show of support for the preservation of the legacy of a powerful community hero of international acclaim. It is a place to sit and ponder the past as well as the future.
John Corea, a public policy research manager for the biopharmaceutical industry, bought a house in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of Washington DC in 2002. He quickly became intrigued by—and then obsessed with—a plot of land behind his house that was collectively owned by the community. And this is how it all got started. Nestled between two...View