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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

282-284 Witherspoon Street

Current Name

Address

282-284 Witherspoon Street

Tax Parcel

1114_6902_9

Historic District

Witherspoon Jackson HD

Classification

Contributing

Number of Resources

2

Style

Vernacular

Number of Stories

2

Material

Wood

Historic Function

Domestic

Current Function

Domestic

Last Entry Update

11/4/2015


DESCRIPTION

Setting

NW corner of Witherspoon Street and Birch Avenue. There is a curb cut and 2 car parking apron to the north of the building.

Description

Two story gable roof twin residence with the ridge parallel to the street. The main roof has heavy Colonial Revival style cornices consistent with the other original features of the house, notably the mirror imaged hip roof porches with square Tuscan posts sheltering doors at the extreme left and right sides of the facade. There is a single first floor window just outside the coverage of each porch in the clapboard sided first story. The wood shingles second story has a pair of one over one windows centered in each half of the twin residence while a small shed dormer is centered on the front roof slope. The first floor side facades have two single second floor windows with a single below the front corner window and double below the rear. Small one over ones are centered in the gable end and between the first floor openings. A one story flat roof structure spans across the rear of the entire building.


HISTORY

Built

1925

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

Building shows up on 1927 map but not 1918 map; thus c. 1925 construction date.

Sources

Sanborn maps and architectural details.


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PHOTO FROM 2015 SURVEY


2015 Photo
East and north elevations


2015 Photo
East (main) elevation


2015 Photo
East and south elevations


HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHS

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