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.
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Historic Henry Hotel
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