“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Hot Springs in Bath County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Garth Newel

Garth Newel Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 15, 2013
1. Garth Newel Marker
Inscription. Artist William Sergeant Kendall (1869–1938) and his wife Christine Herter Kendall (1890–1981) built this house soon after they arrived in Virginia in 1922. Garth Newel, Welsh for “New Home,” served as their residence and studio. A student of Thomas C. Eakins, Sergeant Kendall was known for his society portraits and paintings of children. A noted artist herself. Christine Kendall became a patron of the arts in the region, co-founding the Bath County Regional Art Show in 1964. She later helped co-found the Garth Newel Music Center in 1973, thereby ensuring the continuity of the house as a space for art and music.
Erected 2013 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Q-33.)
Location. 38° 1.64′ N, 79° 48.182′ W. Marker is in Hot Springs, Virginia, in Bath County. Marker is at the intersection of Sam Snead Highway (U.S. 220) and Garth Newel Lane, on the right when traveling north on Sam Snead Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hot Springs VA 24445, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The County Seat of Bath (approx. 1.5 miles away); Virginia Hot Springs Company World War Memorial
Garth Newel Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 15, 2013
2. Garth Newel Marker
(approx. 1.6 miles away); Mary Johnston (approx. 1.6 miles away); Early Bath County Courthouses (approx. 2.2 miles away); Terrill Hill (approx. 2.2 miles away); The Rev. Dr. William H. Sheppard (approx. 2.2 miles away); Union Hurst School (approx. 2.5 miles away); The Turnpike Movement in Virginia, 1825-1835 (approx. 2.6 miles away).
Also see . . .  Garth Newel History. “Christine Herter Kendall was born in 1890 and grew up in New York City in a family devoted to the arts. ... Her early life in this prominent family shaped her career as an accomplished artist, musician, and patron of the arts. Christine studied the violin as a child and her family spent many evenings playing chamber music together. She went on to study painting in Paris and then at Yale. She continued to paint throughout her life and many of her paintings hang here at Garth Newel.” (Submitted on October 27, 2013.) 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicNotable Buildings
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 235 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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