5016-Fall2017

Site Number: 5016

Date of Survey: 09/18/2017
Address: 1917
Number of Structures: 2
Construction Date: 1961
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): 2
Foundation Material: Concrete Block
Depth (rooms): 3
Structural System: Frame
Wall Cladding Material: brick, cement
Roof Shape: Flat
Roof Material: other

Decorative Details/Unique Features:

Plaster and plastic porch that is not original.
4 random pilasters along front fa├žade.
Random pilasters along facade that faces lot 2024.
6 buttresses and 2 doors on the back of the building.
Secondary building is square and made of concrete block with a flat roof. It also has a different address than the primary structure.


Evidence of Integrity Location/Materials:

2 filled-in windows on back of building.
Doors are fake wood with decorative glass.
The porch does not appear original because it looks like cheap plastic.


Additions/Alternations to Primary Building:

Concrete block addition on the back of the brick structure.
Small, two room depth concrete block addition on the end of the bigger concrete block addition on the 5024 side.


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

Setback from road is much farther back than the structures to either side. The one-story aspect matches the number of stories for the other few structures along this side of the street.


Potential NR Eligibility: Contributing
Evidence of Construction Date:

The building value from 1958 through 1960 was $13,585 but rose to $100,518 in 1961. Additionally, a 1946 plat made by LRR Curtis for DB 82 pg. 153, as well as a 1959 plat made by Conway for DB 112 pg. 154 do not show the structure at all. There are smaller buildings on the lot since it was not subdivided to the way it is today, but this structure (1917 Pr. Anne) did not appear in those plat maps. The building is present on a 1968 plat map, however.

Other Comments/Salient Details:

While not the most decorative of buildings, this building should be considered contributing because it is more than 50 years old, and the significant setback from the street suggests that this structure was constructed to accommodate cars stopping off of Rte 1/Princess Anne St.

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