Week of October 26, 2015: The answer is… Piedmont Arts Association

(Sorry this is late – I’ve been doing fieldwork.)

Answer to this week’s clue:

DSCN3518Piedmont Arts Association, 215 Starling Ave

Piedmont Arts is a two story building and was built as a single family dwelling in the Colonial Revival style in 1920. The house belonged originally to Charles B. Bryant and after that it was owned by Michael Schottland. This house has undergone many alterations over the years. The original house that was built in 1900 was a two story Colonial Revival. In 1920 Michael Schottland expanded the house and added a two story porch. The porch is reminiscent to the one found at Mt. Vernon, the home of George Washington, and it replaced the original one-story porch. Between 1927 and 1949 the one story wings on the sides were converted to two-story wings. The Schottland heirs donated the house to Piedmont Arts Association in 1981. Piedmont Arts has expanded the building to house all the exhibits.

DSCN3520The Doric Columns that support the porch and the second story Juliet balcony.

Piedmont Arts is a regional organization that brings various forms of art to the area. To find out more about the exhibits or about Piedmont Arts Association click on the link below for their website. The house is listed as a contributing structure to the East Church Street/ Starling Avenue Historic District.

DSCN3519The fan and side lights around the door.

To see buildings from Henry County that have been nominated to the National Register of Historic Places, click here.

http://www.dhr.virginia.gov/registers/Counties/register_Henry.htm

To learn more about architectural styles:

http://architecturestyles.org

To learn more about local history visit the Martinsville and Henry County Historical Society web page at http://www.mhchistoricalsociety.com/ and visit the heritage center at the Historic Courthouse, 1 East Main Street.

Be on the lookout for the next architectural treasure clue.

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