3017-Fall2017

Site Number: 3017

Date of Survey: 09/18/2017
Address: 317
Number of Structures: 2
Construction Date: 1930
Current Use of Primary Building: Single Family
Historic Use of Primary Building: Single Family
Secondary Building: Shed
Style of Primary Building: Bungalow/Craftsman



Number of Stories: 1
Width (bays): 3
Foundation Material: Concrete
Depth (rooms): 3
Structural System: brick
Wall Cladding Material: wood clapboards
Roof Shape: Hip
Roof Material: asphalt shingle

Decorative Details/Unique Features:

This house has a wide overhang along the roof which is Craftsman style. There is a wide facia board along the roof-line which is indicative of Craftsman style. The roof rafters are exposed in Craftsman style. There is a wide cornice along the from porch which is also indicative of Craftsman style. There are Craftsman style posts which are tapered and squared wood on the top two-thirds and bricks on the lower one-third. The front porch has a decorative brick patterned to look like latticework.


Evidence of Integrity Location/Materials:

This house is set-back the same distance away from the curb as the other 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 adjacent house located at 319 Bunker Hill Street (#3018) with the exception of the different style of the front porch. (This house has Craftsman style posts on the front porch instead of Neocolonial columns.) This house contains all of the original windows (with wooden muntins) that are visible on the front elevation as well as on the side elevations with the exception of the windows on the addition.


Additions/Alternations to Primary Building:

There is an addition on the back of the house. Evidence for this is that the house is longer than other houses on this street of the same style and is enclosed on the back instead of having an open porch area. It is also easy to distinguish that there is an addition due to there being a different exterior cladding on that portion of the house (it is not vinyl siding but instead appears to be a composite wood paneling). Other evidence this is an addition is that there is a modern vinyl window on the addition and all original windows with wooden muntins on the rest of the house.


Condition of Primary Building: Good
Observable Threats: 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:

Tax records from the Circuit Court Archives located in Spotsylvania, VA.

Other Comments/Salient Details:

The vegetation around the front of the building is a bit overgrown. The shed has wood clapboard cladding and an end gabled roof with asphalt shingle.

Edited by SB and CES

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