Known as the house of stone on the highway back in its day, all that remains today is the word stone in the development...

Known as the house of stone on the highway back in its day, all that remains today is the word stone in the development Stone Manor, located at the corner of West Hundred and Mason roads.

LaGrande Martin, who worked as a chemist for Ethyl Corporation and later in the personnel department built the house for himself and his first wife Margaret in the 1930s. Martin did most of the designing and had help from Joe Battle, who supplied most of the slate, and Harry Owens, who did most of the inside work. Martin loved to travel and much of the stone came from Alaska and out west. He hitched a trailer to his car and hauled loads of it to Virginia. Some slate, originally from Scotland, was salvaged from old homes in Richmond.

The property was purchased in 1999 by the Tascon Corporation and demolished in 2000 for the residential development.