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 found the Garth Newel Music Center in 1973, thereby ensuring the continuity of the house as a space for art and music.
Date Approved by DHR: March 21, 2013
Original Sponsor: Garth Newel Music Center
Geographic Location: Bath County
Physical Description of Location: Proposed Location: Near Garth Newel in Warm Springs, Virginia
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