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Walker House

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1930s, J. Bryant Heard. 501 Mulberry Rd.
  • John Blair House Kitchen (Photograph by Patricia Lynette Searl)

Built for Martinsville mayor J. Robert Walker and his wife, Edith, a noted avocational horticulturist, this house is one of the few examples of an eclectic version of French-inspired architecture built in the nation's suburbs during the 1920s and 1930s. Characteristically, the house has a projecting front wing and a round entrance tower in the reentrant angle of the facade. The house, lit with casement windows, is entered through a batten door in its arched entrance.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Walker House", [Martinsville, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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