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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 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 17, 2021
1. Gari Melchers Home and Studio 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.
 
Erected 2007 by the National Society of Colonial Dames XVII Century.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks, and the The Colonial Dames XVII Century, National Society series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is May 2007.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 224 Washington Street, Fredericksburg VA 22405, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Capt. John Smith (within shouting distance of this marker); Transportation and Settlement (within shouting
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
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distance of this marker); Gari Melchers and his wife Corinne (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Working Farm (about 400 feet away); Caretaker Cottage (about 400 feet away); Welcome To Our Trails (about 600 feet away); A Family Memorial (about 700 feet away); Water Supply Methods (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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.) 
 
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 was last revised on April 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 4, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 342 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 20, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on October 4, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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