Queer Places:
Mariemont Inn, 6880 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45227
Packer Collegiate Institute, 170 Joralemon St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Mariemont, 386 Green End Ave, Middletown, RI 02842
Spring Grove Cemetery Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA

Mary Muhlenberg "Guppy" Hopkins Emery (December 19, 1844 – October 11, 1927) was an American philanthropist.

Mary Emery born to parents Richard Hopkins and Mary Barr Denny Muhlenberg in 1844. In 1862, Mary and her family moved to Cincinnati, Ohio from Brooklyn, New York.

Mary was educated at the Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn and excelled in advanced mathematics and astronomy.

She married Thomas Emery in 1866. Thomas was the oldest son of a businessman, whose empire of candle manufacturing, real estate and housing construction would soon grow exponentially. They had two sons together, Sheldon and Albert. Albert was killed in a sledding accident while at prep school. Together, the couple bought an enormous estate called "Mariemont" near Newport, Rhode Island.

Upon the death of her husband, Mary became a generous philanthropist and benefactor. In her final years, she recognized her "vast responsibility" and began funding various orphanages, colleges, hospitals, and schools with the enormous fortune she inherited upon her husband's death. She avoided publicity as much as possible for her donations.

In 1923, she funded the planned community of Mariemont, Ohio, named after her estate in Rhode Island. Just minutes from downtown Cincinnati lies the picturesque village of Mariemont, OH, envisioned by its founder Mary Muhlenberry Emery as a National Exemplar in practical town planning. Discouraged by a rise in sub-standard living conditions, Mrs. Emery sought to create an affordable, comfortable environment for working-class citizens. From its inception in 1923, the historic village served as a model of true community living, offering residents and visitors an abundance of activities, all within walking distance. In the heart of the town sits the Mariemont Inn (6880 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45227), a striking three-story Tudor hotel named for Mrs. Emery's summer home in Rhode Island. The hotel's charming, authentic Tudor architecture is echoed by its interior: four-poster canopy beds, antique furnishings, imported rugs, tapestries and massively beamed ceilings, all impeccably maintained in the style of royal manor. Today's Mariemont reinforces this rustic setting in a thriving community comprised of picturesque Tudor-style architecture, tree-lined streets, grassy medians and parks, old-world architecture lining a quaint square, and shops in every direction. The village is also home to the nation's only elected town crier who strolls the streets in colonial garb to call villagers to non-partisan town meetings. Best Western Mariemont Inn, a member of Historic Hotels of America since 2003, dates back to 1926. Mary Emery (1844–1927) was an American philanthropist. She was the daughter of Richard Hopkins and Mary Barr Denny Muhlenberg. In 1862, Mary and her family moved to Cincinnati, OH, from Brooklyn, NY. Mary was educated at the Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn and excelled in advanced mathematics and astronomy.

She died four years later in 1927.

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