Site Number: 3016

Date of Survey: 09/18/2017
Address: 315
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:

This house has a hipped dormer with 3 original square, 4-paned casement windows. There is a wide overhang along the roof which is Craftsman style. There is a wide facia board along the roof-line which is indicative of Craftsman style. The roof rafters are exposed in Craftsman style.There is a wide cornice along the from porch which is also indicative of Craftsman style. There are Craftsman style posts are tapered and squared wood on the top half and bricks on the lower half. 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 extend 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 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 311 Bunker Hill Street (#3014). The dormer has retained the 3 original square, 4-paned casement windows with wooden muntins.

Additions/Alternations to Primary Building:

There are no additions visible on this house. There are vinyl replacement windows throughout the house with the exception of the original casement windows in the dormer.

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: Contributing
Evidence of Construction Date:

Tax records from the Circuit Court Archives located in Spotsylvania, VA.

Other Comments/Salient Details:

The post on the Southern corner of the porch is very noticeably angled/out of position due to the brick portion of the post settling.

Edited by SB and CES

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