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Historic Henry Hotel

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1922, Alex B. Mahood; 1937 enlarged, J. Coates Carter. 52 E. Church St.

Two former hotels on E. Church Street speak to the significance of Martinsville as a commercial center in the early twentieth century. The four-story, brick-veneered Henry Hotel features a shallow brick belt course, a decorative entablature of concrete with red brick squares in place of metopes, and a flat roof. Its first story is altered, but the entrance on the side is intact. The hotel has been converted for housing. At 6 E. Church, the Jefferson Hotel (1927, Heard and Chesterman) is a three-story, red brick building with a block-modillion cornice. Like many buildings on this street it has a much-altered storefront but intact upper stories.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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

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, 230-230.

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