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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

Tillie & Morris Grocery

Current Name

Address

212 Witherspoon Street

Tax Parcel

1114_15.02_85

Historic District

Witherspoon Jackson HD

Classification

Contributing

Number of Resources

1

Style

Vernacular

Number of Stories

2

Material

Stucco

Historic Function

Commerce

Current Function

Commerce

Last Entry Update

12/9/2015


DESCRIPTION

Setting

NW corner of Witherspoon and Lytle Streets.

Description

This property contains an L-shaped building dating to c. 1880 with a 1- story commercial addition extending it to the front sidewalk.

The L-shaped core consists of gabled masses facing the two streets and meeting at the northwest corner. Its roof is clad with standing seam tin and features a small stuccoed chimney near the intersection of the ridges. The walls of the core are stuccoed. Fenestration consists primarily of replacement 1x1 double hung sash windows. The main (east) elevation features a centered window on the attic level and three second floor units, all of a similar size and featuring lip lintels; they face over the commercial addition. The gable facing Lytle Street features a small attic window, two windows on the second floor, and a paired window on the first floor. On the second floor, a door on the east side of this south wing opens onto the roof deck over the commercial addition. The core has a stuccoed foundation with horizontal basement windows.

The 1-story commercial section along Witherspoon Street also extends along Lytle Street. It has a stepped parapet outlining the roof deck. The section's walls are clad with stucco and feature a band below the parapet. The east elevation features a former arched entrance flanked by display windows. The entrance is sealed with a lattice infill. The former shop windows are comprised of three 1x1 windows with a segmental arched transom. The south elevation of the section, facing onto Lytle Street, features a small window in the west bay and a large window/door unit in the east bay. The latter element consists of a door opening between wide 1x1 sidelights, below a sealed segmental arched transom. A 1-story addition on the rear (west) elevation has similar cladding materials and windows.


HISTORY

Built

1880

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

This house may have been constructed c. 1880; it first shows up on the 1890 map but not the 1875 map.

Sources

Early maps.


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PHOTO FROM 2015 SURVEY


2015 Photo
East and south elevations


2015 Photo
East (main) elevation


2015 Photo
East and north elevations


HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHS

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