The building can be seen in several war era photographs of Fredericksburg taken from the Stafford County side of the Rappahannock River.
National Park Service chief-historian, John Hennessy, wrote of the pending threat four years ago in the F&SNMP's blog, Mysteries and Conundrums.
Update! It has now come out that University of Mary Washington students and faculty, of the Historic Preservation Department, were scheduled to document the structure on Saturday, August 29, but the "owners opted not to wait even that long."
Below are details from period photographs along with photos and a link for a video taken the morning of the demolition.