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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

155 John Street

Current Name

Address

155 John Street

Tax Parcel

1114_17.03_67

Historic District

Witherspoon Jackson HD

Classification

Contributing

Number of Resources

1

Style

Vernacular

Number of Stories

2

Material

Aluminum

Historic Function

Domestic

Current Function

Domestic

Last Entry Update

11/2/2015


DESCRIPTION

Setting

The property is located on the east side of John Street north of the intersection with Quarry Street. John Street is a residential street with a tree-lined sidewalk on each side. The house on the property is set back fr from the sidewalk, leaving a wide lawn that has been partially converted into o off- street parking.

Description

The house is a 2-story, 3-bay vernacular house facing west to John Street; it has a 1-story rear addition. The house's end end gabled roof is clad with asphalt shingles; it has minimal eaves on the side walls and rakes on the gable end walls (clad with vinyl). A small brick chimney is located near the north end of the ridge. The frame walls are clad with aluminum siding. Windows are replacement 6x6 double hung sash units that are aligned vertically and symmetrically. The main (west) elevation has two w two windows on the second floor, aligned over the two windows on the first floor. An oversized portico with a Greek Revival-inspired tympanum supported by two unfluted columns shades the main entrance, a historic door door with six inserted lights above the lock rail. A set of concrete steps lea leads down to the grade of the front lawn. The end walls of the core feature two ranks of windows. The house has a stone foundation. The rear addition is a shed-roofed section with the same cladding as the core.


HISTORY

Built

1880

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

The house was constructed c. 1880. The house appears to be indicated on the historic map of 1890. The house appears as 89 John Street on the historic maps of 1890 and 1898. The house appears on all subsequent maps and aerials.

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PHOTO FROM 2015 SURVEY


2015 Photo
Main (west) elevation


2015 Photo
West and north elevations


2015 Photo
West and south elevations


HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHS

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