Mercy Street

· Season two of “Mercy Street” will begin filming in Petersburg and Richmond 2016 ·

October 1, 2015 0 Comments 1 Photos

 

MercyStreet_Groupshot_StephanieBergerPBS_edit‘Mercy Street’ will return to Petersburg for season 2

Set in Virginia in the spring of 1862, Mercy Street follows the lives of two young volunteer nurses on opposite sides of the conflict; Mary Phinney (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), a staunch New England abolitionist, and Emma Green (Hannah James), a naive young Confederate belle. Their two worlds collide at Mansion House, the Green family’s luxury hotel that has been taken over and transformed into a Union Army Hospital in Alexandria, a border town between North and South, and the longest-occupied Confederate city of the war. http://www.virginia.org/mercystreet/

Check out an interview with the Producer and filmmaker Lisa Wolfinger at https://savingplaces.org/stories/lisa-wolfinger-mercy-street-pbs#.V3-8rVcRVPE

Excerpt:  Why couldn’t “Mercy Street” be filmed in Old Town Alexandria? It would have been fantastic to film in Alexandria, but there were many reasons why it just wouldn’t make sense: it’s a very busy town and ideally for filming purposes you want a location you can shut down and takeover. But I knew I wanted to shoot in Virginia

…For the Green home we ended up shooting at Centre Hill Mansion in Petersburg, Virginia. It actually has a Civil War history; it was built in 1823 by Robert Bolling and I would say it is a combination of Federal, Greek Revival and Colonial architectural styles.

September 30, 2015

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