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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

73 Birch Avenue

Current Name

Address

73 Birch Avenue

Tax Parcel

1114_6902_27

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

10/31/2015


DESCRIPTION

Setting

The property is located on the northeast corner of the intersection of Birch Avenue and John Street. Birch is a residential street with a tree- lined sidewalk on both sides; John Street above Birch has neither trees nor sidewalks. The property has a minimal front lawn north of Birch Avenue and a slightly wider lawn off John Street resulting from the lack of a sidewalk. Off-street parking for the property is provided by a curbcut off John Street, with a small parking area north of the house.

Description

The property contains a 2-story, 3-bay residence that faces south to Birch Avenue. Its key features are its wrap-around, hipped-roof porch and interior brick chimney. The house is very similar in appearance to its neighbor to the east (69 Birch Avenue).

The house features a front-gable roof clad with asphalt shingles and aluminum clad eaves. There is an interior brick chimney located in the center of its east slope. The house is clad in aluminum siding. All of the house’s windows are replacements.

The south elevation of the house features a one-story, wrap-around, hipped-roof porch and an off-set front door. The porch roof is clad in asphalt shingles. The porch is accessed by an off-set wood staircase with a double, iron balustrade. It features five or six square, wood columns and an iron balustrade. The off-set front door is flanked by one, double, one-over-one, double-hung sash window.

On the second floor, there are two, single, one-over-one, double-hung sash windows centered more or less over the front door and the double window on the first floor. There is one, small, single, one-over-one, double-hung sash window centered in the gable of this elevation.

There is a one-story, shed-roof addition on the north (rear) elevation.


HISTORY

Built

1915

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

The house was constructed c. 1915. Historic maps indicate that the parcel was vacant as late as the Sanborn Atlas of 1911. The house first appears on the Sanborn Atlas of 1918.

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PHOTO FROM 2015 SURVEY


2015 Photo
South and east elevations


2015 Photo
South and west elevations


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