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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

85 Birch Avenue

Current Name

Address

85 Birch Avenue

Tax Parcel

1114_6902_34

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

This property is located on the northwest corner of Birch Avenue and John Street. Both streets have tree-lined sidewalks on both sides. The property's drive runs along its western boundary, past the west side of the house to a garage in the rear of the lot.

Description

Two story rectangular gabled dwelling with the gable facing south (Birch Avenue). The full width hip roof porch is partially enclosed except at the entrance door on the left side. The south facade has two one over one windows on the second floor. The John Street (east) facade has an engaged brick chimney on the left side with paired windows adjacent on the right, and two smaller units on the far right a single over a pair. All of the windows are one over one replacement units with vinyl shutters. The west facade has one second floor window, with two small units by the left corner and a single at the right.


HISTORY

Built

1930

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

The house was constructed c. 1930. Historic maps and atlases show a vacant parcel in this location as late as the 1918 Sanborn. The 1930 atlas does not cover Birch Avenue. The house first appears on the historic aerial of 1940 and on all subsequent aerials.

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PHOTO FROM 2015 SURVEY


2015 Photo
South and west elevations


2015 Photo
South (main) elevation


2015 Photo
East elevation, facing John Street


HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHS

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