5021-Fall2017

Site Number: 5021

Date of Survey: 09/16/2017
Address: 2217
Number of Structures: 3
Construction Date: 1936
Current Use of Primary Building: Commercial
Historic Use of Primary Building: Multi Family
Secondary Building: Shed
Style of Primary Building: Neocolonial



Number of Stories: 3
Width (bays): 22
Foundation Material: Concrete Block
Depth (rooms): 3
Structural System: brick
Wall Cladding Material: brick
Roof Shape: Hip
Roof Material: asphalt shingle

Decorative Details/Unique Features:

There is a watertable running across main structure. Transums are located above every large window. There are gates surrounding the majority of the windows. The front porch extends in the shape of a half oval. There is a total of 10 arches enclosing the porch. The windows on concrete level may be from the basement. There are 10 dormers along the roof in the front of the building. Pillasters and broken pediment are located in the center of the front facade of the building. There is a decorative railing on the second floor near the porch; it is in a criss-cross pattern.There is a fire escape on left hand side of the building as well as on the backside and right-hand side of the building. The word "hotel" is written on backside of building in brick as well as on the front of the building. The concrete on backside is painted over in white. There is a bridge closing the gap between the main building and the structure that is to the right of the main building. in The structure to the right of the main building seem to be in the middle of renovations (the L-shaped structure). There is a cupolla on top of brick addition on the right-hand side of the building. There is also a thin layer of brick located in the center of the main building that are a different color than the rest of the building.


Evidence of Integrity Location/Materials:

This building is extremely modified and this is shown through the replacement windows (vinyl - not original) and the several additions. The paint on the pillasters located in the center of the main building are peeling. The broken pediment and lentil located right abobe it seem to be rusting. There are so many additions to this building which makes the shape of it odd looking. There is however a slate roof where the cupolla is located.


Additions/Alternations to Primary Building:

There are several additions on this building. The addition on left hand side and center (above porch) are made of wood. The shed that is on the left-hand side of the property are also made out of those same materials. Part of the addition on left-hand side of the building is vinyl, this same material is used on the addition on the right-hand side of the building.


Condition of Primary Building: Good
Observable Threats: large trees
Compatibility with Adjacent Land Uses:

This building fits in well with the commercial/ industrial vibe of the neighborhood. There is an apartment complex on the back side of the property, and a cemetery next to the building that is being renovated.


Potential NR Eligibility: Contributing
Evidence of Construction Date:

V-CRIS along with articles from the Free Lance star have indicated that this property was constructed in 1936 by Elmer Grimsley, who was a contractor for many public and private properties in the Fredericksburg area.

Other Comments/Salient Details:

This property would fall under the National Register's period of significance, and is a contributing factor since it was built before the 1960s.

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