5010-Fall2017

Site Number: 5010

Date of Survey: 09/22/2017
Address: 203
Number of Structures: 3
Construction Date: 1905
Current Use of Primary Building: Vacant
Historic Use of Primary Building: Industrial
Secondary Building: Industrial
Style of Primary Building: Industrial



Number of Stories: 2
Width (bays): 21
Foundation Material: Brick
Depth (rooms): 2
Structural System: brick
Wall Cladding Material: brick
Roof Shape: Gable
Roof Material: asphalt shingle

Decorative Details/Unique Features:

Rounded arched lintels above all of the windows.
Paired windows on perpendicular building while the other that faces Ford St. has single windows.
Coal shoot (?) on the side facing Caroline St.
Old rock wall running along the property on the Caroline Street side.
Boarded up windows along Caroline St. side.
Buttresses on some of the facades facing Caroline St. (See Photo View 2).


Evidence of Integrity Location/Materials:

All original material appears to be intact, even though the building has been clearly neglected.


Additions/Alternations to Primary Building:

The brick mill building facing Ford street dates to 1912. The brick structure perpendicular to that was used as pants factory and dates to 1905. The Caroline St.-facing extension of the 1912 brick mill building dates to World War II.

There appears to be a metal awning connecting the 5010 building to the 5022 building.


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

Fits in well with the industrial lots that are surrounding it.


Potential NR Eligibility: Individually Eligible
Evidence of Construction Date:

A Free Lance Star article called "Mill wears well in city's history: Washington Woolen Mills an important thread in Fredericksburg industrial heritage" from the year 1999 has a diagram labeling the approximate ages of the structures on the lot.

Other Comments/Salient Details:

Ignore the X-ed out north arrow on the sketch.

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