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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

197 Witherspoon Street

Current Name

Address

197 Witherspoon Street

Tax Parcel

1114_21.01_12

Historic District

Witherspoon Jackson HD

Classification

Contributing

Number of Resources

1

Style

Vernacular

Number of Stories

2

Material

Stucco

Historic Function

Domestic

Current Function

Domestic

Last Entry Update

12/10/2015


DESCRIPTION

Setting

Mid block freestanding residence on the east side of Witherspoon Street backing up on Princeton Cemetery. There is low stone wall at the sidewalk line for the raised front lawn. The driveway on the south side leads to a garage at the rear of the property.

Description

This property contains a 2.5-story, 3-bay cross-gabled house facing west to Witherspoon Street. The roof is clad with asphalt shingles and features a simple raking cornice with shaped rafter tails along the side walls. A small brick chimney is located near the center of the ridge. The house's walls are stuccoed. Fenestration is somewhat symmetrically arranged; windows are replacement 1x1 double hung sash units. The main (west) elevation features a paired attic window; three second floor windows; and a semi-enclosed front porch with a hipped roof. The north part of the porch remains open; an original door opens into the house and a new door with a transom and sidelights opens into the enclosed porch. A set of concrete steps leads down to the grade of the front lawn. The side elevations vary in their appearance. Both have a paired window on the attic level; on the north end, a fire escape leads down from this paired window. The south elevation features four windows on the first and second floor levels. The house has a stuccoed foundation. On the rear of the house is a 1-story, full-length addition with a shed roof and a single 2x2 window on the north and south elevations.


HISTORY

Built

1908

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

Constructed c. 1908, this house appears on the 1911 Sanborn map but not the 1906 Sanborn.

Sources

Sanborn Atlas


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UPDATE

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PHOTO FROM 2015 SURVEY


2015 Photo
West and north elevations


2015 Photo
West (main) elevation


2015 Photo
West and south elevations


HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHS

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