July 12, 2024

Michael Spencer’s research highlighted

Research by Michael Spencer, Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Historic Preservation, was recently highlighted by Fredericksburg City Council. That research also appeared in The Free Lance-Star.

“City Council has reluctantly approved the Catholic Diocese of Arlington’s request for a special-use permit to expand parking for the Catholic Student Center across from the University of Mary Washington,” according to the newspaper story.

“According to research provided by Michael Spencer, a University of Mary Washington professor of historic preservation, the house can be traced to Frank Beckwith, who was noted as building a “handsome frame residence” on Marye’s Heights in 1877.”

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