University Apartments

University Apartments, March 2012

Building History

Originally, these apartments were named the Marye’s Heights Apartment Complex.[1. William B. Crawley, Jr., University of Mary Washington: A Centennial History,1908-2008 (Fredericksburg, VA: University of Mary Washington Foundation, 2008), 542.] The apartments were acquired from the Silver Companies, a large real estate firm in the Fredericksburg area.[2. Ibid.] Issues arose with acquiring the apartments due to many long-term tenants living in the apartments that would need to be ousted.[3. Ibid.] The University  The University Apartments are also referred to as the Apartments at UMW. Situated on William Street, directly across from campus, the complex houses up to 350 students.[4. “Apartments at UMW.” University of Mary Washington. http://students.umw.edu/residencelife/housing-and-operations/the-apartments-at-umw/ (accessed April 26, 2012).] The University of Mary Washington students who are eligible to live in the apartments are juniors, seniors, and graduate students. The University of Mary Washington finalize the sale of the apartments until 2001 and by the fall of 2003 students began moving into the complex.[5. Crawley, 543-544.] After Eagle Landing, the apartments are the newest accommodations for students on campus.

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