Site Number: 3007

Date of Survey: 09/17/2017
Address: 308
Number of Structures: 1
Construction Date: 1938
Current Use of Primary Building: Single Family
Historic Use of Primary Building: Single Family
Secondary Building:
Style of Primary Building: Bungalow/Craftsman

Number of Stories: 1.5
Width (bays): 3
Foundation Material: Concrete
Depth (rooms): 3
Structural System: Frame
Wall Cladding Material: vinyl
Roof Shape: Hip
Roof Material: asphalt shingle

Decorative Details/Unique Features:

There is a wide overhang along the roof of this house which is indicative of Craftsman style. The roof rafters are exposed in Craftsman style. There is a wide facia board along the roof-line which is also indicative of Craftsman style. This house has a hipped dormer with 3 original square, 4-paned casement windows. There are plain, squared wooden posts on the front porch. There is a decorative wooden balustrade on the porch. The balustrade extends down the stairs as a handrail as well. There are non-functional decorative shutters on the first story of the front elevation.

Evidence of Integrity Location/Materials:

This house is set-back the same distance away from the curb as the other adjacent houses on the street. This house has the same style as many of the other houses in the neighborhood. It is very similar to the house located at 315 Bunker Hill Street (#3016) and also matches in style and form to the house at 312 Hunter Street (#3009) (with the exception that the original Craftsman style posts have been removed on this house). The house has retained all of the original windows with wooden munitions, including the windows in the hipped dormer (3 original square, 4-paned casement windows with wooden munitions).

Additions/Alternations to Primary Building:

Front porch appears to be replaced. The craftsmen style posts are no longer there (both the brick and the wooden portions are replaced/missing). There may have also been at one time a wide cornice along the front porch which is also indicative of Craftsman style but is no longer present. The reconstructed areas of the front porch were made with modern wood (the wood has a green tint which indicates it was treated).

Condition of Primary Building: Fair
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 Spotsylvania, VA and 1947 Sanborn Map.

Other Comments/Salient Details:

Edited by MAF, SB, CES, and CMJ

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