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Charles Fenton Mercer House (Aldie Manor)

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Aldie Manor
1810. North side of U.S. 50 at the intersection with Tailrace Rd.

The mill owner's house had a commanding view of the mill complex and the Little River Turnpike. It is typical of the large brick homes constructed in Loudoun County during the Federal period. The income from the mill allowed Mercer to pursue other interests, and he spent much of his time away from his village. His career included eleven terms in the U.S. House of Representatives and service as a general in the War of 1812. He was an advocate of internal improvements and a proponent of liberal causes of his day: public education and African American recolonization.

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Richard Guy Wilson et al.
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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Charles Fenton Mercer House (Aldie Manor)", [Aldie, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-01-NP15.2.

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Buildings of Virginia: Tidewater and Piedmont, Richard Guy Wilson and contributors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 111-111.

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