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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

244 Witherspoon Street

Current Name

Address

244 Witherspoon Street

Tax Parcel

1114_15.03_57

Historic District

Witherspoon Jackson HD

Classification

Contributing

Number of Resources

2

Style

American Foursquare

Number of Stories

2

Material

Machine Shingle

Historic Function

Domestic

Current Function

Domestic

Last Entry Update

11/11/2015


DESCRIPTION

Setting

Mid block on the west side of Witherspoon Street between Clay Street and Leigh Avenue. There is a multi-car garage behind the house approached by a paved driveway on the left side.

Description

This hip roofed four square dwelling on a raised stone foundation has been re-sided with wide machine made shingles. The full width front flat roof porch has been enclosed with fixed and operable window units that have corresponding transoms. The door is on the left side at the top of a brick and concrete stair with wrought iron handrails. A hip roof dormer with a single window is an extension of the roof planes from the peak. The roofing is large asbestos shingles in a diagonal pattern. The south facade only has one first floor window towards the rear and two basement windows. There is a one story shed roof addition across the whole width of the rear.


HISTORY

Built

1915

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

A cabinet maker's shop was located on this site until sometime between 1911 and 1918, when the former building was taken down and replaced by the current house. The garage building may have been enlarged into its present state and thus predates 1906 when it is first indicated on maps.

Sources

Sanborn Atlases.


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UPDATE

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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


2015 Photo
Garage: east elevation


HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHS

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