Historic Fulton House c.1915
This is a storybook Queen Anne Victorian home on nearly 1/2 acre in a small rural community in Frederick County Maryland close to parks, shopping & entertainment. Located in Walkersville Survey (Historic) District, this home is a wonderful blend of historic detailing and modern amenities, including beautiful wood floors, original moldings, transoms, 9+ ceilings, fireplace with wood mantel, bay windows, wrap around porch, radiator heat, as well as, a spacious kitchen with large pantry & back staircase, insulated windows and aluminum siding. Built over 100 years ago, by craftsmen that took pride in their work, this home features much of its original detailing, including a charming entry vestibule with an etched glass door, original newel post and hand-turned stair spindles, a full walk up attic suitable for storage or finishing and a full basement with interior & exterior entrances. This is a versatile property featuring 4-5 bedrooms on the second floor and a main level master suite with an adjoining 1/2 bath, and an additional a first floor full bathroom. With a second floor kitchen (no appliances) one can separate the first and second floors into alternate living spaces, perhaps an airbnb, or in-law suite, one floor for business or rental and another for personal living…freshly painted, and new wall to wall carpeting on the second floor, this home presents countless residential/commercial opportunities. Also featured is a two room auxiliary building, just behind the house, ideal for a studio, workshop, gallery or office. The current owners have maintained and improved this classic home with respectful longevity in mind. This is a home of rare and beautiful distinction, close to Baltimore & Washington, DC, yet a world away.
Vestibule 5′ x 4′ – Wood floor, front door with glass, transoms, entry door with etched glass.
Foyer 16′ x 6′ – Wood floor, doors to Parlor & Master Bedroom, 1 window.
Parlor 16′ x 14′ – Wood floor, fireplace (sealed) with wood mantel, interior shutters, 3 windows.
Dining Room 18′ x 14′ – Wood floor, ceiling fan, recessed lighting, closet, doors to Kitchen & Master Bedroom, built-in cupboards, crown molding, 4 replacement windows.
Master Bedroom 16′ x 12′ – Wood floor, faux fireplace with wood mantel, 3 bay replacement windows.
*Master Half Bathroom 6′ x 3′ – Wood floor, commode, sink, 1 etched glass window.
Kitchen 14′ x 12′ – Ceramic tile floor, wainscot, doors to pantry, basement, porch & Laundry Room, 2 replacement windows.
*Pantry 7′ x 5′ – Ceramic tile floor, counters & cupboards, 1 window.
Full Bathroom 7′ x 5′ – Vinyl floor, shower, closet.
Laundry Room 12′ x 8′ – Vinyl tile floor, sink, counter & cupboards, back door, 2 windows.
Landing 11′ x 7′ – Carpet, door to attic.
Bedroom 2 12′ x 10′ – Carpet, hanging lamp, cupboard, transom, 4 bay windows.
Bedroom 3 16′ x 12′ – Wood floor, closet, transom, 3 replacement windows.
Bedroom 4 13′ x 12′ – Carpet, ceiling fan, 2 closets, transom, 2 bay replacement windows.
Bedroom 5 16′ x 12′- Carpet, ceiling fan, walk-in closet, transom, 3 replacement windows.
Hall – Carpet, back staircase to first floor kitchen.
Hall Bathroom 12′ x 8′ – Ceramic tile floor, ceramic tile half-wall, recessed lighting, claw foot bath tub, 1 replacement window.
Bedroom 6 (or 2nd kitchen) 12′ x 10′ – Pergo-style floor, sink, counters & cupboards (no appliances), door to deck, 2 replacement windows.
Full Walk-up Attic 32′ x 32′ – Wood floor, rough-in framing, 3 room spaces, 8 windows.
Full Basement with interior and exterior stairs.
Room 1 19′ x 18′ – Concrete floor, exposed beam ceiling, 3 replacement windows.
Room 2 19′ x 10′ – Pergo-style floor, exposed beams, 1 replacement window.
Walkersville encompasses a survey district of about 116 acres centered on the original two villages of Georgetown and Walkersville founded at separate crossroads in about 1830. The two slowly grew together to form the present town which took the name of the post office location, Walkersville. A generally grid-like street plan developed in the late 19th century after the 1872 railroad link with Frederick was opened, an event which stimulated its growth and changed its appearance from a rural turnpike stop and farmers’ supply point to a town of fine houses, several churches, a school, and in the early 20th century, a small industrial center with a cannery, an ice factory, a bakery and a clothing factory. Architecturally vernacular in most structures, Walkersville also has fine examples of Queen Anne and Gothic Revival dwellings as well as early 20th century types such as the four square and the bungalow.
Walkersville is an excellent example of a Frederick County town of the 1830’s with significance in 6 of the 8 historic period themes: agriculture, architecture and community planning, economic (commercial and industrial), religion, education, and transportation. Founded in about 1830 as two separate villages less than a mile apart on late 18th century farm to market roads, Georgetown and Walkersville grew through the economic stimulation of the entire County as improved transportation provided new trade centers and in turn,
required more local services and products. The towns’ populations slowly increased up to the Civil War period and took on new vigor after 1872 with the arrival of the Frederick and Pennsylvania Railroad. The visible effect of prosperity and greater population is the variety of structures built during the approximately 100-year period of significance. By 1887, Walkersville was described by the former postmaster of Frederick as having “more building enterprise than any other village in the county, and some of the finest residences in the county ••• Some of the best society in the county is found in this beautiful glade section, rightly termed the garden spot of Frederick County.” The population that year was 350.
The agricultural roots of the original villages are exemplified in the vernacular form of the dwellings and their domestic outbuildings, which include chicken houses, barns, and other structures found in rural locations. The dwellings themselves range in style from the simplest log structures to excellent examples of the popular Queen Anne and Shingle styles of the late 19th century. Stores, shops, and warehouses concentrated near the original crossroads of Georgetown and Walkersville and at the railroad crossing emphasize the economic and industrial changes associated with Walkersville’s growth. Churches and the development of new religious sects such as the split in Methodism, which coincided with the villages’ documented establishment date of about 1830, have accompanied Walkersville’s historical period into the second quarter of the 20th century. Five historic church buildings, four of which are still in religious use, are located in the town. Education is represented in an 1897 school building which ironically also exemplifies by its adaptive re-use as a factory in 1930 the end of Walkersville’s period of significance.
…Good examples of Victorian domestic architecture are found on Fulton, Pennsylvania and Maple Avenues.