McCandlish Garden

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The McCandlish Garden was given by the family of Mary LeGrand Donohoe McCandlish (1888-1986), a prominent citizen and resident of Old Town Fairfax for 98 years.  Mary’s parents were Susan Lindsey and Roszel Donohoe, editor of the Fairfax Herald newspaper.  Roszel Donohoe also served as the State Senator for Fairfax County, the same seat currently held by his great-grandson Chap Petersen.  Mary married local attorney Fairfax Sheild McCandlish, they had three children, and for many years the family lived on Chain Bridge Road in the heart of Old Town Fairfax.