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Hugh Mercer's Apothecary Shop

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c. 1780. 1929, restoration, Edward W. Donn, Jr. 1020 Caroline St. Open to the public
  • Hugh Mercer's Apothecary Shop

This one-and-one-half-story double cottage, combining an apothecary shop and a house, owes its survival to associations with George Washington: Washington called here, and Mercer served as a brigadier on his staff during the Revolution. Nearly demolished, it was saved by a group of Fredericksburg women and the APVA and restored by a leading Washington, D.C., architect.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Hugh Mercer's Apothecary Shop", [Fredericksburg, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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