“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.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, October 15, 2013
1. Garth Newel Marker
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.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainmentSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1922.
Location. 38° 1.64′ N, 79° 48.182′ W. Marker is in Hot Springs, Virginia
Garth Newel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, October 15, 2013
2. Garth Newel Marker
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, 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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hot Springs VA 24445, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Warm Springs (approx. 1½ miles away); Confederate Memorial (approx. 1½ miles away); The County Seat of Bath (approx. 1½ miles away); In Memory of Our Fallen Comrades (approx. 1½ miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 1½ miles away); Bath County Historical Society Building (approx. 1½ miles away); The Dinwiddie Mantle (approx. 1.6 miles away); Waterwheel Restaurant Building (approx. 1.6 miles away).
Also see . . .  Garth Newel History. Garth Newel Music Center website entry:
“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.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 13, 2022. It was originally submitted on October 27, 2013, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 622 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 27, 2013, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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Feb. 3, 2023