Mary Baldwin Hosts Community Salvage Day

May 23, 2001

Mary Baldwin University invites the public to campus on Friday, June 1, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. to salvage materials from the Bailey Residence Hall. Bailey, built in 1905 as the King’s Daughters’ Hospital, is slated for demolition this summer. Those wishing to salvage materials from Bailey must bring their own tools and remove the materials themselves.

Bricks from the building will be available to the community later in the summer. Several members of the community have requested bricks as mementos, and the college will oblige after the building has come down. Details will be announced at a later date.

“We don’t think there is much of value to be salvaged from this building,” comments Allen Martin, Director of the Physical Plant at Mary Baldwin University. “But people are welcome to take a look and see for themselves. ” The college will remove the materials it is salvaging for its own purposes prior to June 1.

Bailey Residence Hall is located on the north side of Frederick Street just west of the intersection with Coalter Street.

Mary Baldwin University is a multi-faceted liberal arts college in Staunton, Virginia, with three residential programs for women – the traditional program, the Program for the Exceptionally Gifted, and the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership – as well as coeducational, non-residential Adult Degree and master’s programs. Mary Baldwin offers the B.A. and/or the B.S. in 32 majors, the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) with K-8 emphasis, the Master of Letters (M.Litt.) in Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature in Performance, and post-graduate teaching licensure (PGTL). The oldest women’s college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church U.S.A., Mary Baldwin was founded in 1842 and is also the first women’s college to be granted a circle of the national leadership honor society Omicron Delta Kappa. It is one of only 262 colleges and universities to house a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa honor society.