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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

272 Witherspoon Street

Current Name

Address

272 Witherspoon Street

Tax Parcel

1114_6905_19

Historic District

Witherspoon Jackson HD

Classification

Noncontributing

Number of Resources

1

Style

Vernacular

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 north of Leigh Avenue.

Description

The two story jerkinhead gabled roof dwelling on a raised foundation has a one story gabled pavilion projecting across the left half of the street facade. The pavilion has two paired single light casement windows. The balance of what had been a full width shed roof front porch has been enclosed with the entry door being roughly centered beneath one of the two front second story one over one windows. A small brick chimney is near the center of the ridge. The side facades have single windows at each level, and there is a small one story shed addition on the north side of the rear facade.


HISTORY

Built

1930

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

The house was constructed c. 1930. This particular location is covered irregularly in historic maps, but the Sanborn Atlas of 1918 clearly shows a vacant lot in this location. The Franklin Survey map of 1930 does not cover properties north of Leigh Avenue, and the historic aerial of 1931 is very difficult to interpret here. The historic aerial of 1940 clearly shows the house.

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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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