Stone Warehouse Sophia St. at William
A waterfront lot which
was a site for housing all merchandise leaving this area or being brought
into this area during the mid 1800's. It has a primitive appearance
with heavy stone walls and barred windows. During the Battle of Fredericksburg
in December 1862, the union artillery struck the building at least 5 times.
After the battle the warehouse became a morgue. More
Paul 'Jones' House Fredericksburg
green frame house on the corner of Lafayette Blvd. and Caroline St. is
the only house in America that Naval hero John Paul Jones (1747-92) called
home. The house was owned by his older brother William Paul, who used it
for his tailoring business. John Paul later joined the Continental Navy
and became a National hero. He died in Paris at the age of 45 and was buried
there in St.Louis Cemetery for Protestants. In 1813 his body was removed
to the Naval Academy Chapel at Annapolis.
Anne Hotel Princess Anne St.
Originally a very prestigious
red brick hotel, today the Princess Anne Hotel is an office building. In
the early 1900's when C.A Abbey was the Manager and President of the luxurious
hotel, it was said to be the most spotless hotel in the area. The hotel
once offered 100 deluxe rooms to visitors.
Store Museum 1200 Prince Edward St.
At one time
a sing over the door read "Stoner's Store General Merchandise". The building
was originally part of the old Fredericksburg College in the 1700's. In
more Modern times, Mr. D. Letcher Stoner planned a museum to show a typical
nineteenth century village general store. The museum contained merchandise
which today is obsolete. Today the building is a private residence. Large
concrete fixtures can still be seen outside the front of the building.
Library Princess Anne and George
The Old Wallace
Library first opened in 1911. The library, named after Army Captain C.
Wistar Wallace who died 1907 and bequest to establish a public library,
once housed 17,000 books. Today the building is part of the Fredericksburg
School Board.The building is believed to be haunted.
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