Site Number: 5025

Date of Survey: 09/22/2017
Address: 1821
Number of Structures: 2
Construction Date: 1959
Current Use of Primary Building: Commercial
Historic Use of Primary Building: Commercial
Secondary Building: Commercial
Style of Primary Building: Commercial

Number of Stories: 1
Width (bays): 4
Foundation Material: Concrete Block
Depth (rooms): 2
Structural System: Frame
Wall Cladding Material: brick
Roof Shape: Mansard
Roof Material: other

Decorative Details/Unique Features:

Asbestos shingles on primary structure.
Primary structure is a mix of mansard and flat roofs.
Permanent concrete canompy from a former gas station.
Wooden fence surrounding the back end of the property
Two garages in main building.
Different types of brick used on Princess Anne facing facade of main building--a very clear distinction where one row starts.
Cinderblock material beneath the brick fa├žade.
Paint chipping off of the cinderblock on the backside of the building.
The lot is now used as a used car dealership and repair shop.

Evidence of Integrity Location/Materials:

All materials seem to be original.
BP gas station sign is still standing next to the overhang - shows it was originally used as a gas station.

Additions/Alternations to Primary Building:

Cinder block addition and an HVAC machine in the rear of the building.

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

Fits in well with the rest of the one-story, commercial structures on this side of Princess Anne.
Similar setback to 5015 primary structure.

Potential NR Eligibility: Contributing
Evidence of Construction Date:

While the year is not 100% certain, there is evidence to suggest that the building was constructed in 1959 as a gas station.
The structure is not present in a 1946 plat map. It is also not present in a plat map by Russell for DB 112 pg. 185 in 1959; however, a plat map for the city dated 1959 does show the building, and it specifically says "Amoco" (for Amoco Oil Company). While the city plat map is located in the 1968 plat folder, the archivist at the clerk's office said that sometimes, if no changes were made from the last plat map, the old map could just be used for the new map.

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