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Falmouth in Stafford County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Gari Melchers Home and Studio

“Belmont”

 
 
Gari Melchers Home and Studio - "Belmont" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 4, 2011
1. Gari Melchers Home and Studio - "Belmont" Marker
Inscription.
Overlooking the Falls of the Rappahannock River on a major 17th and 18th century trade route, this site became the setting for the artist's internationally acclaimed early 20th century paintings celebrating the lives and character of the citizens of Falmouth and Fredericksburg.

Presented by
The George Mason Chapter-Virginia Society
National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century
May 2007

 
Erected 2007 by the National Society of Colonial Dames XVII Century.
 
Location. 38° 19.402′ N, 77° 28.39′ W. Marker is in Falmouth, Virginia, in Stafford County. Marker can be reached from Washington Street (County Route 1001) south of Warrenton Road (Business U.S. 17), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 224 Washington Street, Fredericksburg VA 22405, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Caretaker Cottage (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Welcome To Our Trails (about 600 feet away); Historic Falmouth (approx. 0.2 miles away); Magistrate’s Office (approx. 0.2 miles
Gari Melchers Home and Studio - "Belmont" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 4, 2011
2. Gari Melchers Home and Studio - "Belmont" Marker
away); Harnessing The River's Power (approx. 0.3 miles away); Contact: An Industrial Society Confronts A Native American Culture (approx. 0.3 miles away); Conway House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Historic Old Mill District (approx. 0.3 miles away but has been reported missing). Click for a list of all markers in Falmouth.
 
Also see . . .
1. National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Belmont (pdf file). by Stephen Lissandrello (February 10, 1975)
"Melchers painting was not original, or especially creative, but his popularity did gain attention abroad for American artists, and spark interest in the fine arts here." (Submitted on October 5, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 

2. Gari Melchers Home and Studio. University of Mary Washington (Submitted on October 5, 2014.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
Gari Melchers Home and Studio - "Belmont" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 4, 2011
3. Gari Melchers Home and Studio - "Belmont" Marker
Belmont image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 4, 2011
4. Belmont
Belmont image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 4, 2011
5. Belmont
National Register Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 4, 2011
6. National Register Plaque

Gari Melchers' Home
"Belmont"
has been designated a
Registered Historic Landmark
Under the provisions of the
Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935.
This site possesses exceptional value
in commemorating or illustrating
the history of the United States

U.S. Department of the Interior
National Park Service
1966
House image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 4, 2011
7. House
c. 1790s Additions c. 1850 & 1916-1925
Door Bell at Belmont image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 4, 2011
8. Door Bell at Belmont
Gari Melchers image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia
9. Gari Melchers
Joan of Arc by Gari Melchers image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia
10. Joan of Arc by Gari Melchers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 216 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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