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Mercer Williams House

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Architect John S. Norris designed this elegant abode in the Italianate style. Construction started in 1860, but was interrupted by the Civil War. It was finally finished in 1868, but was inhabited by the Wilder family. Even though the house to this day bears the Mercer name, no one in the Mercer family has ever lived here. Fitting for a historic mansion that is over a century old, tragedy struck in 1969 when an 11-year-old boy fell from the roof and was gruesomely impaled on the spiky fence. Today, the house is famous for its original furnishings and appointments, such moldings, hand railings, and doors. For tickets and times, visit the website.