The old hospital downtown. I was born here This is viewing from the north side. The main entrance was on a big porch on the front which faced Main St. I always wanted to slide down the fire escape but never got to.

The old hospital downtown. I was born here This is viewing from the north side. The main entrance was on a big porch on the front which faced Main St. I always wanted to slide down the fire escape but never got to.

Martinsville High School (1913, no longer exists), South Main Street. My high school. Too bad it was torn down. Lots of good memories.

Martinsville High School (1913, no longer exists), South Main Street. My high school. Too bad it was torn down. Lots of good memories.

New Highland Sanitarium (rebuilt after a fire in 1929), North Main Street

New Highland Sanitarium (rebuilt after a fire in 1929), North Main Street

Built in 1896 by Dr. W. C. Banta and Dr. C.J. Keegan, the Highland sanitorium (note the exchange of the typical "a" with an "o") was an elegant Queen Anne "home hotel. It boasted 74 guest rooms. by 1921, an extensive brick annex with an interior ramp connecting it the original structure had been constructed, and in 1929 another larger, five-story addition was built. The original frame sanitorium was destroyed by fire on March 11, 1929.

Built in 1896 by Dr. W. C. Banta and Dr. C.J. Keegan, the Highland sanitorium (note the exchange of the typical "a" with an "o") was an elegant Queen Anne "home hotel. It boasted 74 guest rooms. by 1921, an extensive brick annex with an interior ramp connecting it the original structure had been constructed, and in 1929 another larger, five-story addition was built. The original frame sanitorium was destroyed by fire on March 11, 1929.

Martinsville's five earliest churches, depicted here both as they appeared in an 1895 souvenir publication and today, were erected by the founding congregations: Baptist, Catholic, Christian, Methodist, and Presbyterian.

Martinsville's five earliest churches, depicted here both as they appeared in an 1895 souvenir publication and today, were erected by the founding congregations: Baptist, Catholic, Christian, Methodist, and Presbyterian.

In Martinsville, the earliest permanent public school building was the Second Ward School, later North School, located on East Cunningham Street below Cunningham Hill. Con­structed in 1868., In 1911 the third floor was removed and the old building made into an elementary school consisting of grades one through six. The original North School was demolished and replaced by the second North School, which was dedicated on November 20, 1960. This school was discontinued in 1990.

In Martinsville, the earliest permanent public school building was the Second Ward School, later North School, located on East Cunningham Street below Cunningham Hill. Con­structed in 1868., In 1911 the third floor was removed and the old building made into an elementary school consisting of grades one through six. The original North School was demolished and replaced by the second North School, which was dedicated on November 20, 1960. This school was discontinued in 1990.

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