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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

191 Witherspoon Street

Current Name

Address

191 Witherspoon Street

Tax Parcel

1114_21.01_21

Historic District

Witherspoon Jackson HD

Classification

Noncontributing

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 on the east side of Witherspoon Street, driveways on either side and a low retaining wall at the sidewalk for a raised front lawn. The wall has been cut at the south side for a brick retaining wall that returns to the building face for a parking apron and new entrance.

Description

This property contains the south half of a multi-family residence. The entire building is described below. The house consists of a 2.5-story, 6-bay cross-gabled core with a 2- story rear addition and a 1-story enclosed porch on the main (west) elevation. The roof is clad with slate shingles on the north half and asphalt shingles on the south half. A small chimney is located at the north and south ends of the ridge; the north chimney is a historic banded brick unit while the south chimney is a replacement stuccoed unit. The house has extended eaves supported by sprockets. The wall surface is stuccoed. Fenestration consists of replacement 1x1 double hung sash units, arranged mostly symmetrically. On the main (west) elevation, a single window is located in the peak of the front cross gable. The second floor features six windows facing over the front porch. The front porch is an enclosed element with a hipped roof clad with asphalt shingles; the walls are stuccoed with multi-light windows (larger windows on the north unit). The main entrances into the separate units are incorporated into the design of the porch. The north unit is accessed by a replacement door with nine inset lights opening at location of the party wall atop a set of concrete steps with a railing. The south unit is accessed by a replacement door opening on the basement level near the southwest corner. The end walls feature windows on three levels, aligned vertically and horizontally. The foundation is stuccoed. The rear addition is a 2-story section with a shed roof, stuccoed walls, and windows similar to those on the core.


HISTORY

Built

1905

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

C. 1905 twin first shown on the 1906 atlas but the block is shown as unbuilt in the 1902 atlas.

Sources

Sanborn Atlases.


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PHOTO FROM 2015 SURVEY


2015 Photo
West and south elevations


2015 Photo
West (main) elevation


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