3011-Fall2017

Site Number: 3011

Date of Survey: 09/18/2017
Address: 318
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): 2
Foundation Material: Concrete
Depth (rooms): 3
Structural System: Frame
Wall Cladding Material: aluminum
Roof Shape: Gable
Roof Material: asphalt shingle

Decorative Details/Unique Features:

The main structural portion of this house has a gable roof. The front porch has a hipped roof with large squared wooden posts. There is a gable dormer on the side of the house.


Evidence of Integrity Location/Materials:

The set-back for this property matches those of adjacent properties. The style of this house matches the general style of houses on this street. The size and style is very similar to #3008 which is located at 310 Hunter Street (with the exception that the house at 310 Hunter Street has Craftsman style posts and this house has long, un-tapered posts without a balustrade on the front porch).


Additions/Alternations to Primary Building:

There is an addition added to the back of the house. The evidence of this is that the house is much longer that the other houses on the street of this style. A side entrance with a deck may have been added to the Northeast elevation. The evidence for this is that the other houses on the street that match the style of this house do not have a side entrance. There are replacement vinyl windows throughout the house, including a casement window on the upper-half story of the front elevation. The front porch may have been altered to exit from the side instead of the front. The evidence of this is that the two large trees planted in front of the house are located in a way that frames the front entrance and there is space between them that would be the width of a walkway. The wood on the floor of the front porch also appears to be fairly new so it is likely that this wood was replaced. There are also brick steps up to the side of the front porch. The brick material does not match material used on the house but matches a brick pathway that may have been added later.


Condition of Primary Building: Good
Observable Threats: large trees, 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 which show the purchase dates of lots. - Tax records in the Circuit Court Archives located in Fredericksburg, VA and Spotsylvania, VA
- The 1947 Sanborn Map.located in the Circuit Court Archives in Fredericksburg, VA
- Census document research located on the Fredericksburg Research Resources website created by Dr. Gary Stanton

Other Comments/Salient Details:

There is a wooden fence surrounding the property. There are two large trees in front of the property. This structure is set back further than other properties of this style on the street but the set-back matches the adjacent properties.

Edited by SB and CES

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