1400 Coleman Ave - Mercer University

Gothic Revival Style | c.1872-74

Mercer University, founded in Penfield, Ga. in 1833, came to Macon in 1871. The administration building, designed by a Chicago architect who had experienced the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, included fireproof features such as sand between floors under the fireplaces and extra-thick exterior brick walls.

 


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