Cedar Hill CemeteryDionicio Rodriguez (1893-1955)

Status

Extant

Address

4111 Pennsylvania Ave., Suitland, Maryland, 20746, United States

Built

1936–1938

Visiting Information

The cemetery is open daily till 5pm. 

About the Artist/Site

Renowned faux bois artist Dionicio Rodriguez was commissioned to create six sculptures for the Cedar Hill Cemetery from 1936 to 1938. The work includes two bridges, a bench shaped like a fallen tree, a hollow tree trunk shelter, a table, and the Annie Laurie Wishing Chair. According to William Douglas' ballad, the wishing chair is blessed by fairies, and good luck will come to couples who sit in the chair together and recite, "Dressed in our best and all alone, we sit within the wishing chair, which bodes success for everyone, exchanging fond caresses there." 

Contributors

Materials

concrete faux bois

Map & Site Information

4111 Pennsylvania Ave.
Suitland, Maryland, 20746 us
Latitude/Longitude: 38.8607362 / -76.9398195

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