Martinsville, Virginia

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Furniture Heritage Plaza

Heritage & History

The Furniture Heritage Plaza, located in the Broad Street parking lot of Uptown Martinsville, pays tribute to the "Deep Roots" and history of Martinsville-Henry County's furniture-making legacy.  

From 2009-2013 the Furniture Heritage Plaza was home to "the Big Chair" crafted by Bassett Furniture Industries to celebrate its 100th anniversary. Due to unexpected issues, the Big Chair had to be removed in 2013. In December 2020, a new Big Chair was installed. 

The Furniture Heritage phase of the Deep Roots campaign recognizes the contributions made to our community by area furniture manufacturers and the thousands of skilled craftsmen employed by them. Furniture Heritage Plaza represents the furniture heritage of our past as well as the artisans that continue to create beautiful and functional works of art today that can be seen at Studio 107 as well as other area galleries.  

To learn more about "Deep Roots," visit the Martinsville-Henry County Heritage Center & Museum and 

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