3009-Fall2017

Site Number: 3009

Date of Survey: 09/17/2017
Address: 312
Number of Structures: 1
Construction Date: 1939
Current Use of Primary Building: Single Family
Historic Use of Primary Building: Single Family
Secondary Building:
Style of Primary Building: Bungalow/Craftsman



Number of Stories: 1.5
Width (bays): 3
Foundation Material: Concrete
Depth (rooms): 3
Structural System: Frame
Wall Cladding Material: vinyl
Roof Shape: Hip
Roof Material: asphalt shingle

Decorative Details/Unique Features:

There is a wide overhang along the roof which is Craftsman style. The roof rafters are exposed in Craftsman style. This house has a hipped dormer with 3 original square, 4-paned casement windows. There are Craftsman style posts are tapered and squared wood on the top half and bricks on the lower half. There are simple wooden rails instead of a balustrade on the porch (an upper rail, a middle rail, and a lower rail). These simple wooden rails extend down the stairs as a handrail as well. There are non-functional decorative shutters on the first story of the front elevation.


Evidence of Integrity Location/Materials:

This house is set-back the same distance away from the curb as the other adjacent houses on the street. This house has the same style as many of the other houses in the neighborhood. It is very similar to the house located at 315 Bunker Hill Street (#3016) and also matches in style and form to the house at 308 Hunter Street (#3007) (with the exception that the original Craftsman style posts have been retained on this house). The house has retained all of the original windows with wooden munitions, including the windows in the hipped dormer (3 original square, 4-paned casement windows with wooden munitions).


Additions/Alternations to Primary Building:

There are no visible additions on this structure. The front steps may have been replaced; they are wooden and the front steps of adjacent properties are concrete. There may have at one time been a wide facia board along the roof-line which is indicative of Craftsman; this is no longer present. There may have also been at one time a wide cornice along the front porch which is also indicative of Craftsman style but is no longer present.


Condition of Primary Building: Fair
Observable Threats: neglect, other
Compatibility with Adjacent Land Uses:

This property is located fairly close to Princess Anne St. which is a commercial area. This may pose some threat to the residential nature of this neighborhood. This property is adjacent to other residential properties. The style and size of the house match the general style and size of many other houses in the neighborhood.


Potential NR Eligibility: Contributing
Evidence of Construction Date:

- Deed records in the Circuit Court Archives located in Fredericksburg, VA and Spotsylvania, VA
- Tax records in the Circuit Court Archives located in Fredericksburg, VA and Spotsylvania, VA
- Census document research located on the Fredericksburg Research Resources website created by Dr. Gary Stanton

Other Comments/Salient Details:

On the Southwest elevation, there is a window at the cellar that has been bordered up. On the posts of the front porch, the brick section has settled which has caused the wooden portion of the posts to angle in a way that is concerning.

Edited by CES and SB

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