We Hide Our Historic Trailer Houses in the Rears at Spotsylvania Courthouse…5400 Block, Co. Rd. 606 – Mudd Tavern Road, Spotsylvania, Virginia
We Hide Our Historic Trailer Houses in the Rears at Spotsylvania Courthouse
5400 Block, Co. Rd. 606 – Mudd Tavern Road, Spotsylvania, Virginia
Headed west on Mudd Tavern Road in Spotsylvania? If so, please make note certain former residences just before the Jefferson Davis Highway…
Spotsylvania Courthouse is a small, but historical community along what is known today as the Jefferson Davis Highway in Spotsylvania County. Whatever of its local heritage there was, is lost in the memory of the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House—obviously an epoch of the American Civil War. In general the community’s history dies here—the battle took place a century and a half ago in 1864. Photographs of the dead bodies can even be seen on Wikipedia.
Oddly enough, the population has changed dramatically since then—it even rose. Some of which took place in the early twentieth century. Today, we focus on the curious dwelling seen above and its out building(s). This is a house that was no doubt constructed at sometime between the two wars—WWI and WWII—with a slight chance of being any time in the 1940s. The house is craftsman inspired with its front porch details. The rainbow-esque colored porch supports are the most integral feature that mark this rural dwelling as being of the craftsman era. Also indicative of the stylistic period are the exposed rafter tails and low pitch of the porch roof. However, low in style, the place would have had a certain charm that has dramatically decreased in value since the commercialization of the property, which apparently was unsuccessful.
Yet the most interesting feature may just be the appendages to the rear of the dwelling…Note the rear addition which was probably to add a larger kitchen and then a sort of hallway addition leading to a trailer house that is no doubt out of the third quarter of the twentieth century. We also would like to draw your attention to the wonderful garage/barn/workshop and its open vehicle storage area. In all honesty, we find this shed-like building to be rather wonderful in its rudimentary nature. Probably constructed not long after the house, it contributes to the property making it a “place” rather than just a house.
To say nothing of the color choices, we are elated to see that if trailers are added in Spotsylvania Courthouse, they will most probably append in the rear…