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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

189-191 JOHN ST

Current Name

Address

189-191 JOHN ST

Tax Parcel

1114_15.01_103

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

Lot on northwest corner of Maclean and John Streets with gently sloping land on unshaded lot. House on property has green lawn to south and a 3'wide strip of lawn between house an sidewalk.

Description

Vernacular residence which originally was a twin house. Saltbox type roof with irregular gables at north and south ends and square footprint. Large banded and stucco clad chimney off-center at crest. Two-story, three-bay (probably originally 4-bay) house with simple full-length, shed-roofed porch in front. Frame house clad in aluminum siding with replacement 1x1 windows throughout and replacement front door. Three windows across 2nd floor (window #2 appears to be missing). On 1st floor, main door aligned with window above near NW corner, and single window under unit above near center. Porch supported by 5 simple square posts resting on wooden porch deck and solid aluminum clad knee wall.

South façade: 2 1x1 windows near SW and SE corners on 2nd level. On 1st level: window aligned with unit above near SW corner and door and small window near SE corner. North façade has just one window near NE corner on 1st level.


HISTORY

Built

1880

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

House first appears on 1890 map but not on 1875 map thus c. 1880 construction date.

Sources

Early maps and Sanborn atlas.


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