Mary Eliza Graydon

Mary Eliza Graydon (HM27YN)

Location: Washington, DC 20016
Country: United States of America

N 38° 56.207', W 77° 5.316'

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"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 inspired by Bishop Hurst's plan for a 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 financing 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.
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HM NumberHM27YN
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Year Placed1993
Placed ByAmerican University
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Date Added Wednesday, May 30th, 2018 at 7:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 318975 N 4311835
Decimal Degrees38.93678333, -77.08860000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 56.207', W 77° 5.316'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 56' 12.42" N, 77° 5' 18.96" W
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Area Code(s)202, 703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4410 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC 20016, US
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