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1818. 1101 Mulberry Rd.

Constructed for Colonel Joseph Martin, a tobacco planter and son of General Joseph Martin for whom Martinsville was named, the two-story brick house with a rear ell originally stood on Leatherwood Creek near Axton in western Henry County. In the early 1940s, a heavy rain that occurred while a basement was being dug caused a portion of the Federal house to collapse. Greenwood was reconstructed here using the original materials. Some modifications were made, including changes to the entrance and the second-story window above it. Set well back from the road, this three-bay brick house has a stepped brick cornice and a one-story porch with coupled Ionic columns.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Anne Carter Lee
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Anne Carter Lee, "Greenwood", [Martinsville, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-02-HR23.

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Virginia vol 2

Buildings of Virginia: Valley, Piedmont, Southside, and Southwest, Anne Carter Lee and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015, 234-234.

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