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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

294 Witherspoon Street

Current Name

Address

294 Witherspoon Street

Tax Parcel

1114_6902_5

Historic District

Witherspoon Jackson HD

Classification

Contributing

Number of Resources

1

Style

Dutch Colonial Revival

Number of Stories

2

Material

Vinyl

Historic Function

Domestic

Current Function

Domestic

Last Entry Update

11/11/2015


DESCRIPTION

Setting

Narrow lot on the west side of Witherspoon Street south of a large commercial/industrial building south of the public school. The house is built on the common setback line.

Description

Two story rectangular footprint with the short side and ridge parallel to the street. The Dutch Colonial style dresses up a very basic building shape by extending the side rake board overhangs down at a steeper angle across the side facades to create a faux shed dormer on the front. The steep rakes transition to a shallower full width shed front porch with two unequal bays, a narrow one aligned with the front door. The porch posts and railings have been replaced with light wood framing. A paired nine over one replacement window occupies the other side of the first floor front facade. There are two equally spaced similar windows above with a stuccoed chimney at the transition point between the shallow and steep rakes of the gable end. The south facade has a series of stacked window openings on the gable center line with an additional pair of full size windows on the left side of center and two small square windows on the right side. There is a partially enclosed rear porch with the same roof line as the front porch. The exterior walls are a combination of stucco and aluminum siding.


HISTORY

Built

1920

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

This house appears on the Sanborn Atlas of 1927, but not on the 1911 atlas, thus a c. 1920 construction date.

Sources

Sanborn Atlas


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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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