Falmouth in Stafford County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Gari Melchers Home and Studio
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.
The George Mason Chapter-Virginia Society
National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century
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. 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. Caretaker Cottage (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Welcome To Our Trails (about 600 feet away); Historic Falmouth Magistrate’s Office (approx. 0.2 miles away); Harnessing The River's Power (approx. ¼ mile away); Contact: An Industrial Society Confronts A Native American Culture (approx. ¼ mile away); Conway House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Freedom Began Here (approx. 0.3 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.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 4, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 284 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 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.