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Foxleigh Mansion Memorialized

The Class of 1970—represented by Jeff MacHamer, Val Curran, David Diggs, and Mike Moser—led the effort to memorialize Foxleigh Mansion, the original building on McDonogh's campus. Through the generosity of the Class of 1970, a permanent marker was erected at the site where the Mansion once stood, as a reminder of the School’s roots and history. (The marker stands between Finney Quad and the dorms.)

On Thursday, April 11, members of the Class of 1970 were joined by Head of School Dave Farace ’87, and other attendees for a symbolic unveiling of the marker at the Wilson | Young Archives and Special Collections. Jeff MacHamer ’70 told the story of Foxleigh Mansion and described its relevance to the School’s mission. The tribute was followed by an Archives Speaker Series event entitled “McDonogh’s Old Main Building (1883-1928)”, also presented by MacHamer.

McDonogh’s first students lived, studied, and played in the mansion house of the 835-acre Foxleigh Estate. Foxleigh Mansion is a vital piece of McDonogh’s history, and we are grateful to the class of 1970 for their dedication to McDonogh's important past. Read more about the history of Foxleigh Estate and Prospect Hill in our anniversary series 150 Stories.