The old Cadillac convertible parked comfortably in a small enclosure of Trezevant Terrace’s garden in Memphis, Tenn., is not out of place. Neither is the screen door that in summer slams each time a resident exits for a refreshing walk in the garden. What is peculiar, though not readily apparent to the residents of this Alzheimer care home, is that both the garden and the Cadillac are on the roof of a building.
“It doesn’t run,” says Lee Askew of Memphis’s Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects of the Cadillac. “But it has nice seats.”
Askew, whose firm designed Trezevant Terrace, an assisted living facility with a resident Alzheimer’s care home, acquired the Cadillac and installed the screen door on the advice of John Zeisel, president and co-founder of Hearthstone Alzheimer Care, Ltd., in Woburn, Massachusetts. Zeisel’s background includes degrees in sociology and architectural design from Columbia and Harvard universities.
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