Bricks from Bailey Hall available

August 21, 2001

The demolition project of Mary Baldwin’s Bailey Residence Hall is wrapping up, and little remains of what was once the King’s Daughters Hospital building originally erected in 1905. Many members of the Staunton community and Mary Baldwin alumnae have asked the college for bricks as a memento, so college officials have obliged by saving out a few hundred.

A stack of bricks sits outside the construction fence at the demolition/construction site on Frederick Street just west of Coalter Street. People are welcome to come by to pick up their own personal pieces of the building.

Mary Baldwin University will also store some bricks at the Alumnae House (172 N. Coalter St.), so that alumnae and community members can stop by and pick one up in the coming months, after the stack at the construction site is long gone. The Alumnae House is open from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. There is a limit of one brick per person.

Mary Baldwin University, with a main campus in Staunton, VA and five regional centers, excels in providing leadership training, character development and career preparation with a strong academic foundation. A multi-faceted liberal arts college, Mary Baldwin offers three residential programs for women – the Traditional Program for Women, the Program for the Exceptionally Gifted, and the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership – as well as coeducational, non-residential bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. Mary Baldwin offers the B.A. and/or the B.S. in 32 majors, the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) with K-8 emphasis, the Master of Letters (M.Litt.) and Master of Fine Arts (MFA) 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 was 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 shelter a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa honor society.

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