Martinsville, Virginia where we live is not a large city today, but it was not too long ago when it was an economic engine for the Commonwealth. A center for furniture manufacturing such as at Basset, Stanley, American, and Hooker. Textile plants of Tultex, Sara Lee, Fieldcrest, and others were all around the region. There were other large industries also in this area as well. Today, this is not so, and while the Uptown portion of the city is not as vibrant as it once was, there remain numerous architectural sights that can be most pleasing, especially when viewed through a camera lens. This short series of photos I made recently begins with the original Henry County Courthouse built in the early 20th Century. It’s been replaced by a large and very modern facility some distance away, but at Christmastime, the old building looks as good as it ever did. The other photos I made are close-ups of portions of the city’s center, which I hope you enjoy.