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St. James House (James Mercer House)

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James Mercer House
c. 1760; later additions. 1300 Charles St.

James Mercer, who was Mary Ball Washington's attorney, built this house on a lot he purchased from her son, George Washington. A gambrelroofed cottage typical of upper-middle-class dwellings in pre-Revolutionary Virginia, it was later expanded. Restored in 1963, it is owned by the APVA but is not open to the public.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "St. James House (James Mercer House)", [Fredericksburg, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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