This little house facing Salem Street in Fulton (behind 1536 Williamsburg Road) has always fascinated me. Word has it that the house was demolished earlier this year – can anyone confirm or know the story?
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I think the little house is gone. The main house was bought last year and is in the process of being renovated.
Yes, demoed earlier this year, maybe late last year. Sad to see it go, it needed work but was salvageable.
Main house has had lots of work on it, looks ok if you like vinyl. Saw a for sale sign this week.
When I used to stay with my aunt in the next block, I used to walk up the street and look at the house. When I did my Fulton picture set, it started with that house. I had intended just to take pics of the house but started walking and snapping pics instead. I’m sad to hear another jerk demolished another rare and interesting structure in Richmond.
I just drove by it today. It’s a block from my house but I seldom drive down Salem. It’s just bare ground where the structure once stood. Looks like it’ll be parking for the main house. On a side note, the main house was for sale for $10,000 (yes, that’s a ten) as a gutted shell. It has been vinylized and painted and finished on the inside (haven’t actually seen it inside…) Has a for sale sign on it, but I can’t find a listing online.
Cadeho, do you have a link to your photos of Fulton? Would love to see what you shot.
I’d have to upload them.
You know, Richmond has lost SO many small one-room structures… if I ever get money, I’d build more and hope idiots in the future don’t demolish them for no valid reason.
The main house and the small house were originally located directly across Salem Street in the space that’s now a vacant lot. The two were moved across the street in the very early seventies. The small house was actually a barber shop and the man who lived in the big house was the barber.
Some cities are doing more with small, affordable houses-
To add to my previous post, the name of the man that owned the house and operated the barber shop was John Parsons.
Did any of y’all happen to look in the windows before the little house was demolished? I was wondering if it had a bathroom, or closets. Was it a regular house that was converted to a barbershop or was it built as a barbershop?