3034-Fall2017

Site Number: 3034

Date of Survey: 09/27/2017
Address: 1907
Number of Structures: 1
Construction Date: 1947
Current Use of Primary Building: Commercial
Historic Use of Primary Building: Single Family
Secondary Building:
Style of Primary Building: Minimal Traditional



Number of Stories: 2
Width (bays): 3
Foundation Material: Concrete Block
Depth (rooms): 9
Structural System: Frame
Wall Cladding Material: brick, vinyl, wood shingles
Roof Shape: Gable
Roof Material: asphalt shingle, standing seam metal

Decorative Details/Unique Features:

The roof of the main structure has a wide overhang with a wide facia. There are decorative fish-scale wooden shingles on pediment of the front facade. The windows on the side elevations of the main structure have lintels above the windows and a decorative header brick course under the windows. There is a standing-seam metal roof on the addition on the front facade. There are planters built from brick that surround both sides of the addition on the front facade. These brick planters extend outward to flank the walkway that goes from the sidewalk to the front door.


Evidence of Integrity Location/Materials:

It does not appear that the original structure has been moved, however, there are several additions added to the main structure. The form of the main structure (without these additions) is similar to other houses within the neighborhood such as the house located on 2015 Charles Street (#3021).


Additions/Alternations to Primary Building:

There are vinyl replacement windows throughout the structure, There is ghosting of a window on the Northwest corner of the front facade. (There is now fish-scale decorative shingle cladding covering the outline of what once was a window.)
There is an addition to the front facade. This addition has had replacement bricks near the windows. (The structure may have been altered at some point to install different windows.) Evidence these are replacement bricks comes from the bricks being a slightly different in color.
There are two additions to the back of the building which appear to have been built at different times. Evidence that these are both additions that were built at different times comes from the first addition having concrete blocks which do not align with the concrete blocks on the original structure or the second addition to the back. Other evidence that the first addition to the back was built at a different time than the original structure comes from a lack of matching lintels over the windows on the Northwestern elevation (the main structure has lintels on this side).
Evidence that the second addition to the back of the main building was built at a different time comes from there being a difference in the placement of windows; there are no windows on the first floor of the furthest addition to the back. Further, the cement blocking on the first floor looks smoother and more modern that the cement blocking on the main structure and the cement blocking on the first addition to the back. Finally, the height of the roof of the second addition to the back does not match the height of to the rest of the building (the main structure and the first addition to the back); this second addition to the back is significantly higher (2-3ft).
There is ghosting of a door on the Northwestern elevation of the first addition to the back. There is ghosting of a window on the first story of the Southeastern elevation (near the Southern corner of the main structure).


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. Since this property is being used for commercial purposes, it fits in somewhat with the neighborhood. However, the commercial use of this property and other commercial properties in the neighborhood may pose some threat to the residential nature of the neighborhood. The style and size of the original structure match the general style and size of many other houses in the neighborhood, however, the additions have changed the structure so much that it no longer resembles any of the other buildings in the neighborhood.


Potential NR Eligibility: Borderline
Evidence of Construction Date:

Tax records at the Circuit Court Archives located in Fredericksburg, VA.

Other Comments/Salient Details:

The second story of the front facade has vinyl siding.
The second floor of the second addition to the back (the addition furthest back on the lot) has vinyl cladding. This second addition has an attached garage with two car bays.
This building is used for commercial purposes (it contains a business/office) and is also used as a residential structure (apartment).

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