Number of Stories: 1
Width (bays): 3
Foundation Material: Concrete
Depth (rooms): 2
Structural System: brick
Wall Cladding Material: brick
Roof Shape: Gable
Roof Material: asphalt shingle
Decorative Details/Unique Features:
The carwash: There is a wide cornice on the roof-line of the building. There are decorative dentils along roofline. There is a decorative bullseye style vent on the front facing gable of the car wash. There are decorative soldier bricks over the doors and over the car bays . There is a large sign denoting the name and emblem of the business on the front facade. There are smaller signs beneath that sign.
The cafe: There is a wide cornice along the roof-line of the building. There are decorative dentils along the roofline. There is a decorative bullseye style vent on the front facing gable. There is keystone over the windows on the front facade. There are decorative soldier bricks over the doors and windows. There are decorative header bricks under the windows. There is a water-table with brick. There is a decorative belt course with a lighter colored brick that separates the first story and the second story. There is decorative quoining on the corners of the building (created with brick).
Evidence of Integrity Location/Materials:
These are modern buildings that were likely built at the same time since they share many of the same decorative details and many of the same materials.
Additions/Alternations to Primary Building:
One of the windows on the Northwest side of the cafe was replaced with a drive thru window. It appears as if there is ghosting of bricked-in windows on either side of the drive thru window. There is another possible ghost of a bricked-in window on the rear of the building.
Condition of Primary Building: Good
Observable Threats: none
Compatibility with Adjacent Land Uses:
These buildings are located within a commercial area so are compatible.
Potential NR Eligibility: Non-Contributing
Evidence of Construction Date:
Tax records from the Circuit Court Archives located in Fredericksburg, VA.
There are cash machines to pay for the car washes near the back entrance of the carwash building.
There are two buildings on this lot that appear to have been built at the same time.
Edited by SB and CES