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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

161 JOHN STREET

Current Name

Address

161 JOHN STREET

Tax Parcel

1114_17.03_69

Historic District

Witherspoon Jackson HD

Classification

Contributing

Number of Resources

1

Style

Vernacular

Number of Stories

2

Material

Vinyl

Historic Function

Domestic

Current Function

Domestic

Last Entry Update

11/2/2015


DESCRIPTION

Setting

Small village lot on east side of John Street. Partially shaded with house behind low brick landscaping knee wall with house just 3' east of sidewalk.

Description

Two story, 3-bay, narrow rectangular core paralleling street with two story rear shed addition. Asphalt shingled end-gabled roof with large brick chimney near south end. Vinyl-sided with replacement 1/1 windows. Fenestration on west (main) fa├žade displays 3 evenly spaced windows (1x1) on 2nd level aligned with window and door openings below. Main entrance is near northwest corner with transom and paneled door (possibly original). Full-length front porch with hipped roof supported by 4 square posts and square rail and balustrade, resting on brick piers below. Wood porch deck accessed by steps at SW corner. Rare stone foundation.

Fenestration on core, north end has just one 1x1 at 2nd level, NE corner. Windows on addition vary. South end obscured but visible window 1st floor core near SW corner.


HISTORY

Built

1908

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

Building shows for first time on 1911 Sanborn map; does not show on 1906 map, thus a c. 1908 construction date.

Sources

Sanborn maps.


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PHOTO FROM 2015 SURVEY


2015 Photo
Facing East


2015 Photo
west elevation


2015 Photo


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