This house is typical of the early 20th century Fredericksburg mix of late Victorian Queen Anne style and Colonial Revival themes. These forms are shown in varied forms and decorations. Also, note the interesting porch brackets which were undoubtedly constructed in one of Fredericksburg's woodworking shops.
This house sits on the probable site of Roger Dixon's home. This house is similar in size to Dixon's house, and it is theorized that this house is similar in style to Dixon's house that burned. The original central portion foundation in Flemish bond brick and the beaded edge siding are clues to the early date of the house. Note the traditional segmental arch of the windows and the handsomely carved trim in the eaves, the geometrically patterned transom, the old porch steps, and ironwork.
The sleeping porch was added in the early 20th century. Note the patterned front door with its bevel edge plate glass. The decorative playfulness of the Swiss Chalet style introduced to America in the 's is quite evident in this house. Note the patterned shingles and stick decoration. Charles Mortimer. Naval Academy, the Naval Observatory, and the U. Weather Bureau. Maury and his family lived in the house during the Civil War years, though he did not own the house himself. He rented the home from a cousin. Although added to and changed over the years, is one of several houses to retain the powerful presence of a late Georgian brick house with relatively small windows under traditional segmented arches.
Note the s brick dependency, which was built as an office or shop. Charles Mortimer built as rental properties. An 18th-century physician, Lawrence Brooke, is said to have lived either in this house or during the late s. Tax records indicate that Brooke rented a house from Mortimer on Caroline Street between but do not conclusively show whether it was or that he rented.
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This colonial structure retains fine 18th-century brickwork and six original fireplaces. The house, Victorianized in the early s, has been renovated extensively by the present owners to reflect its original style. Note traditional segmental arch over windows and handsomely carved trim in eaves.
Green purchased Caroline in and soon set up his office on the lot across Princess Elizabeth Street. This house is of the late Federal style. Note handsome carved Greek Revival doorway and pair of carved stone rainwater basins. Smith, a local grocer. The house is of the Georgian tradition, as seen in the patterned brickwork of the chimneys and the metalwork of the downspout heads.
Note the Colonial Revival porch with the slight swelling in the columns, copied from the Greek style. Rowe, under Union General Pope's orders, was one of 19 prominent Fredericksburg citizens arrested in August by Federal authorities. The arrests were made in retaliation for the arrest of two Union men by Confederate authorities. Pope, known as a pompous commander, had similarly arrested citizens in Fauquier and Culpeper counties for their refusal to take the oath of allegiance to the U.
This house is a brick version of the Greek Revival townhouses seen at , , , and Note strong decoration, large garden and raised English basement. Note detailed roof lines and stained glass window in gables.
Walk Through History . . . Caroline Street
The end of Rocky Lane was the probable location of a pontoon bridge built by Union soldiers during the Civil War. General Burnside's troops began constructing the bridge across the Rappahannock on December 11, , but were hindered in nine attempts by Confederate sharpshooters. Finally, after the Confederates were driven back by heavy return fire, Union troops advanced, no doubt passing through the lots on which and stand. Also, the ironwork on porches and balconies is quite handsome.
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House is an elaborate Italianate house with many bay windows, brackets, paned windows and the use of an asymmetrically placed tower. This structure was originally constructed as a dependency to , the Goolrick-Caldwell House. The building was initially a kitchen and then converted to a schoolhouse before it became a residence.
The original building was the lower brick portion.
The first floor is Flemish bond hand-pressed brick and the second floor and rear wing are early 20th century additions. The house was bought in by Professor John Goolrick, a prominent Fredericksburg educator and citizen. Goolrick, who immigrated to Fredericksburg from Sligo, Ireland, operated a school in town for 45 years. Both Goolrick and John S. Caldwell, another longtime resident of , served as city mayors. This house is a wooden version of the center hall Georgian plan and retains much of its original beaded siding.
An unusual feature of the house is the combination of interior chimney on one end of the structure with traditional Virginia exterior chimney on the other. The front stoop is a late 19th-century addition. Judge Joseph Jones, who lived at Caroline, built this home as a rental property. In tax records, the lot is designated as holding a tenement for Jones' slaves. Dormer light gambrel roof form often conveys a colonial idea, but this early 19th-century documented house is a reminder of the continuation of that form into later years.
This Victorian style townhouse is unique on lower Caroline with its positioning on the street. The house seems outsized for the lot it stands upon. This house represents an extremely urban form and makes use of Colonial Revival details, as seen in the brick and pattern of trim in the arches.
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Although side windows define it as a townhouse, the house is similar to row house forms found in Richmond. Second story added in Owned in the late 18th and early 19th century by Dr. George French, who lived next door, this house served as a kitchen and laundry. The house today contains a fireplace mantel from identical to one in the Mary Washington House. The front one and a half stories were built prior to the Revolutionary War. In , the back wing was added, and around , the second front story was completed.
This house is most closely associated with Dr. Elgin's Near West side as it appeared in Courtesy of Elgin History Museum.
Sunday, May Chicago St. Nancy's sons, William and Samuel, who built the home, later served as mayors for the city of Elgin. The Elgin Museum and the Near West Neighbors Association are working together to preserve the near west neighborhood and the home, which they hope to restore and turn into a satellite museum site. The walk will begin at noon, and run again at 1 and 2 p.
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John Wilcox. The walk will last about an hour along a hilly route that will require walking shoes. The starting point, the Kimball House, will feature a display of family artifacts including a Civil War-era saddle. In the future, they hope to have a permanent collection of Civil War artifacts on display at the Kimball House. Organizers of the event say they decided to host the walk as a springboard into a Civil War re-enactment planned for this summer.
Local Civil War historian Ken Gough is one of the planners of the re-enactment. Gough will be portraying a Civil War character during the walk and will be sharing stories of confederate and union soldiers working together, Marston added. Savannah City Historic Savannah Tour. Life is like a box of chocolates Don't miss out on anything! Most people coming to Savannah have planned their vacation for months.
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