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Mercner-Wood Building

Mercner-Wood Building"Selected for a Bricks & Mortar Preservation Award because it is a carefully designed new building (2006) that has been sensitively integrated into its historic streetscape without sacrificing its modern integrity."

Owner/Developer: Richard G. Mercner and William S. Wood II

Architect: Arcus Design Group

August 24, 2011

West Chester, PA -- The Mercner-Wood Building is a four story, Class A office building constructed on the former parking lot at 116-118 West Market Street, owned by local businessmen Richard G. Mercner and William S. Wood, II. The previous building was destroyed by fire in 1994.

The total area of the building is 18,142 square feet with roughly 4,500 square feet per floor. It is currently occupied by Fulton Bank on the first two floors and Buckley, Brion, McGuire, Morris & Sommer, LLP, a prominent local law firm, on the third and fourth floors.  The site provides parking in the rear for 25 cars.

The architect was Arcus Design Group, 418 Eagleview Drive, Exton, Pennsylvania. They were provided instructions to design a building which fit in architecturally with the streetscape of downtown West Chester and have a low impact by its presence. Those aims were accomplished and the architects used the topography to meld a four story building in with its three-story neighbors.  The builder was Snyder Crompton Associates (Now SCA) of Wilmington, Delaware.  Construction began in Spring of 2005 and the building was occupied beginning June 1, 2006.

The quality of the design and quality of the construction of the Mercner-Wood Building enhances the image of downtown West Chester and meets the highest criteria for the Bricks and Mortar Preservation Award.


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