Mercer Hall

Namesake

Mercer Hall was named for Hugh Mercer.  He was from Fredericksburg and practiced medicine in the city of Fredericksburg for many years.  Mercer served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, becoming a brigadier general before he was killed in the Battle of Princeton.  [1. Edward Alvey Jr., History of Mary Washington College 1908-1972 (United States of America: The University Press of Virginia, 1974), 316.]

Building History

Mercer Hall was originally built as the infirmary on campus in 1950. It was renovated to accommodate a counseling center.[2. William B. Crawley, Jr., University of Mary Washington: A Centennial History, 1908-2008 (Fredericksburg, VA: University of Mary Washington Foundation, 2008), 57, 215]  Most recently it has been used as office space with the renovation of Monroe Hall. [3. Kayle Partenheimer, interview by Cassie Trumbetic, Fredericksburg, VA, May 1, 2012]

Mercer Hall, 2012

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