Blackstone House and Martinsville Telephone Company Building

  • Also Known As: Cure and Hensley Mortuary also 109-386-64156

  • Address: 127 S Main St
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1860/00/00 The Blackstone House is built for Dr Benjamin D Blackstone on the occasion of his second marriage to Mary Jane Worley Reynolds. The house is a fine example of the Gothic Revival style locally.
1865/00/00 Charles E Blackstone Born Jane Blackstone, wife of Dr Benjamin D Blackstone, gives birth to a son, Charles Eugene Blackstone in Indiana.
1912/00/00 Charles E Blackstone Home Charles Blackstone, son of Dr Benjamin D Blackstone, inherits the house along with his sister.
1927/00/00 S A Hickman Planing Mill Company of Martinsville Contractor Bowman Construction, general contractor, constructs the Martinsville Telephone Company Building. S A Hickman Planing Mill Co supplies the cement, lumber and millwork, while the Martinsville Milling Co provides the lime, plaster, and other incidentals.
1927/07/00 Walker J Weesner Architect The Martinsville Telephone Company Building is completed in oriental brick, a dark brown brick with shades of green, red, and orange from the Martinsville Brick Company and Bedford limestone moldings and trim.
1965/00/00 In the early 1960s, the west wall of the Blackstone House's rear ell is dismantled, its windows removed and set in a new wall and an addition is built to connect it to the former telephone company building.

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Particulars for Blackstone House and Martinsville Telephone Company Building:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Building plan Central passage plan
Area of Significance Commerce
Criteria Historic Event
Architectural Style Late Gothic Revival
Historic Use Mortuary
Owner Private
Historic Use Single dwelling
Architectural Style Tudor Revival

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 96001540
Resource Type:
Owner: Private
Architect: Weesner, Walker
Architectural Style: Late gothic revival, Tudor revival, Other
Attribute: Central passage
Other Certification: Date received-pending nomination
Level of Significance: Local
Area of Significance: Commerce, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1850-1874, 1875-1899, 1900-1924, 1925-1949
Significant Year: 1860, 1925, 1927
Historic Function: Domestic, Funerary
Historic Sub-Function: Single dwelling, Mortuary
Current Function: Funerary
Current Sub-Function: Mortuary

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