Mary Graydon Center (MGC), American University

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Mary Graydon Center (MGC), American University

Subject

The American University Centennial (1893-1993)

Description

"I prefer to put the money into brains rather than stone and mortar."

Mary Eliza Graydon (d. 1926) was The American University's most generous
early benefactor. A devout Methodist, she was surprised by Bishop Hurst's plan
for a national Methodist university and contributed funds over a period of 50
years. In honor of her grandfather, she established the Patrick Clendenen
Endowment Fund intended to support teaching and to promote the higher
education of women, rather than finance building projects. In recognition of
Mary Graydon's continued support, this building -- begun in 1918 by the U.S.
Government during WWI and completed in 1925 by the university-- was
named for her in 1945.

Source

Latitude: 38° 56’ 6.24” N
Longitude: 77° 5’ 9.38” W

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“Mary Graydon Center (MGC), American University,” American University Project Plaque, accessed February 27, 2024, https://auprojectplaque.omeka.net/items/show/49.