5040-Fall2017

Site Number: 5040

Date of Survey: 09/16/2017
Address: N/a
Number of Structures: 0
Construction Date: 1736
Current Use of Primary Building: Religious
Historic Use of Primary Building: Religious
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Number of Stories: 0
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Decorative Details/Unique Features:

This is the location of Fredericksburg Historic Tour - Stop 26,. It is called the Thorton Forbes Washington Family Cemetery. There is a lamppost on right-hand side of cemetery outside the wall that is surrounding gravestones.


Evidence of Integrity Location/Materials:

Gravestones very well preserved. Some of the gravestones have surrounding metal enclosures. The brick wall that is surrounding the gravestones is Flemish bond.


Additions/Alternations to Primary Building:

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

Does not fit in with it's surroundings. It is next to parking lot 5036 and right next to the L-shaped structure of 5021. It is a very religious site located next to commercial and residential sites.


Potential NR Eligibility: Contributing
Evidence of Construction Date:

Newspaper article with the title "New Stratford Hotel Opens" reveals that "Falls Cottage" was built by Colonel Frances Thorton around 1736. The family cemetery has been open as a historic site.

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