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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

165 Witherspoon Street

Current Name

Address

165 Witherspoon Street

Tax Parcel

1114_24.01_7

Historic District

Witherspoon Jackson HD

Classification

Contributing

Number of Resources

1

Style

Queen Anne

Number of Stories

2

Material

Vinyl

Historic Function

Domestic

Current Function

Domestic

Last Entry Update

11/1/2015


DESCRIPTION

Setting

This property is located on the east side of Witherspoon Street between the intersections with Quarry Street and Maclean Street. The property is a narrow lot that back up to the Princeton Cemetery. Witherspoon Street has a tree-lined sidewalk on both sides.

Description

This highly altered vinyl clad two story residential structure was originally a rectangular footprint with a gabled roof centered over the right two bays of the three bay street facade. The north facade has a shallow pitch gable that extends the full length of that original facade. The footprint has been doubled in size with two story flat roofed addition to the rear. The front facade retains its original three bay flat roof porch with ornamental posts and brackets. The transomed front door is on the left side, aligned with the window above, as are the other two one over one units at porch level. The south side has two story three sided bay window additions with one over one windows in each face. The bays align with the corners of the original building. There is a small chimney where the roof ridges intersect.


HISTORY

Built

1897

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

The house was constructed c. 1897. Earlier historic maps show a vacant parcel in this location as late as 1895, but the map of 1898 shows a house here with the street address of 97 Witherspoon Street. In the 20th century, the house was the residence of Miss Vann, who had an ice cream parlor. She sold ice cream from a large freezer that she had in the back room of her house. Miss Vann stayed in business until her death in 1940.

Sources

HPC information


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PHOTO FROM 2015 SURVEY


2015 Photo
West and south elevations


2015 Photo
West (main) elevation


2015 Photo
West and north elevations


HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHS

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