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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

254 Witherspoon Street

Current Name

Address

254 Witherspoon Street

Tax Parcel

1114_6907_17

Historic District

Witherspoon Jackson HD

Classification

Contributing

Number of Resources

1

Style

Colonial Revival

Number of Stories

2

Material

Stucco

Historic Function

Domestic

Current Function

Commerce

Last Entry Update

11/11/2015


DESCRIPTION

Setting

Slightly raised lot at the SW corner of Witherspoon Street and Leigh Avenue across from Princeton Hospital. There are concrete steps from the sidewalk up the low embankment aligned with the porch steps beyond. The driveway on the south side leads to a large paved surface lot behind the house.

Description

The two story stuccoed rectangular building on a raised foundation has a gable roof with its ridge parallel to the street. The symmetrical front facade has a pair of double hung windows flanking a central opening at each floor, the entry door on the first and a slightly smaller single window on the second. The full width three bay hip roof porch has evenly spaced square Tuscan columns with simple balustrades to either side of the central wood stair. Two paired window shed dormers correspond with e windows below as does a single centrally located small gabled dormer. The south facade has two windows at each level above two basement windows and a small central gable end unit. They are not vertically aligned. The north facade has three windows at each level and a shallow flat roofed two story wing that partially extends across the rear.


HISTORY

Built

1920

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

This house, c. 1920 first appears on the 1927 Sanborn Atlas, but is not shown on the 1918 atlas.

Sources

Sanborn Atlases.


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PHOTO FROM 2015 SURVEY


2015 Photo
East and south elevations


2015 Photo
East (main) elevation


2015 Photo
North elevation


HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHS

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