The Tea Experience: America’s Living History Teas

Photos courtesy of Jim Saah and Veronika Lukasova

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Originally built as a summer retreat outside the nation’s capital, the graceful Mansion at Strathmore now hosts a prominent center for the arts. The tract of land where Strathmore is located was included in a 1694 land grant, but little else is known about its history until the early 19th century, when a local toll road connecting Georgetown with areas to the northwest was constructed nearby. After a tollgate was built by what is now Strathmore Avenue, farmer Frank Ball opened a stagecoach station and blacksmith shop there to take advantage of what—at the time—constituted heavy traffic to and from town.


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