'Mad Men' Brings Back Memories

I grew up in a community between Alexandria and Mt. Vernon called Hollin Hills (it has it’s own Wikipedia page (link).  All of the 450 homes were designed by Charles Goodman and built by Robert Davenport, mostly in the late 1950’s and 1960’s. The community was sort of the ‘island’ for creative, open-minded types in a sea of conservatism; it attracted artists, writers, newspersons and liberal thinkers.  When 'Mad Men’ was first broadcast, I was immediately brought back to my youth: we lived in a home like the one here, similar to the one that just won The Washington Post “Mad Men” Look Contest (link).