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The cemetery at 35th St. and Wisconsin Ave. “serves as a solemn gatekeeper to the neighborhood of Glover Park,” writes Jonathan Gillis in the Georgetown Hoya. “Inside, however, Holy Rood is a treasure trove of American history. Home to the remains of former slaves, Irish and German immigrants and at least one veteran of the Revolutionary War, the graveyard is also, strangely enough, the property of Georgetown University.” Gillis—and his main source Carlton Fletcher, Glover Park’s neighborhood historian—provide an enlightening look at the past and possible future of this hallowed (and valuable) ground.

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