Site Number: 3006

Date of Survey: 09/17/2017
Address: 306
Number of Structures: 2
Construction Date: 1938
Current Use of Primary Building: Single Family
Historic Use of Primary Building: Single Family
Secondary Building: Shed
Style of Primary Building: Bungalow/Craftsman

Number of Stories: 1
Width (bays): 3
Foundation Material: Concrete
Depth (rooms): 3
Structural System: Frame
Wall Cladding Material: vinyl
Roof Shape: Gable
Roof Material: asphalt shingle

Decorative Details/Unique Features:

This house has a wide overhang along the roof which is indicative of Craftsman style. The porch roof is hipped. There is a wide cornice along the front porch which is also indicative of Craftsman style. There are simple wooden rails instead of a balustrade on the porch (an upper rail, a middle rail, and a lower rail). These simple wooden rails (only a top rail and bottom rail) extend down the stairs as a handrail as well. There is decorative lattice covering the wooden porch rails and under the porch area (but not on the handrail coming down the stairs.

Evidence of Integrity Location/Materials:

The set-back for this property matches those of adjacent properties. The style of this house matches the general style of houses on this street. The size and style is very similar to the house located adjacent to it at 310 Hunter Street (#3008) and at 309 Bunker Hill Street (the next street over at #3013).

Additions/Alternations to Primary Building:

There are no visible additions to the house. The original structure at least partially burned down at some point according to the neighbor so it may have been at least partially rebuilt. There may have at one time been a wide facia board along the roof-line which is indicative of Craftsman; this is no longer present or was not rebuilt if the house was rebuilt. There also may have been exposed rafters on the overhang of the roof originally but this is also no longer present. The original Craftsman style posts on the portico are not fully intact on the house. The tapered and squared wooden portion on the top half of the posts are no longer present/have been replaced but what appears to be the original brick lower half portion of the posts are still intact. This indicates that the house may have been only been partially built. There are vinyl replacement windows throughout the house. The window that is on the upper half story on similar houses in the neighborhood such as the house at 310 Hunter Street (#3008) is no longer present on this house (which makes the house now a one story structure).

Condition of Primary Building: Poor
Observable Threats: other
Compatibility with Adjacent Land Uses:

This property is located fairly close to Princess Anne St. which is a commercial area. This may pose some threat to the residential nature of this neighborhood. This property is adjacent to other residential properties. The style and size of the house match the general style and size of many other houses in the neighborhood.

Potential NR Eligibility: Borderline
Evidence of Construction Date:

Tax records from the Circuit Court Archives located in Fredericksburg, VA and 1947 Sanborn Map.

Other Comments/Salient Details:

The primary building may have burned at least partially down according to neighbor.

Edited by MAF, SB, CES, and CMJ.

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