‘There are several spirits that occupy the hotel’ - My Space: Huthmaker Family

Roland's Workshop II

The violin-making family takes us on a tour of their Atlanta, GA, workshop

Discover more lutherie articles here

Read more premium content for subscribers here

We’ve been based at this workshop on the outskirts of Atlanta for the past ten years. Before we found this place we were in a suburban area and we wanted to find somewhere more historic. The building is the former Rhodes Hotel, built in 1880, so it’s fairly historic for this area. It was built next to the railway line as a place for trains to stop, and in the 1940s it was a favourite of Margaret Mitchell, author of Gone with the Wind…

Already subscribed? Please sign in

Subscribe to continue reading…

We’re delighted that you are enjoying our website. For a limited period, you can try an online subscription to The Strad completely free of charge.

  • Free 7-day trial

    Not sure about subscribing? Sign up now to read this article in full and you’ll also receive unlimited access to premium online content, including the digital edition and online archive for 7 days.

    No strings attached – we won’t ask for your card details

  • Subscribe 

    No more paywalls. To enjoy the best in-depth features and analysis from The Strad’s latest and past issues, upgrade to a subscription now. You’ll also enjoy regular issues and special supplements* and access to an online archive of issues back to 2010.


* Issues and supplements are available as both print and digital editions. Online subscribers will only receive access to the digital versions.