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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

86 BIRCH AVE

Current Name

Address

86 BIRCH AVE

Tax Parcel

1114_6904_17

Historic District

Witherspoon Jackson HD

Classification

Contributing

Number of Resources

1

Style

Vernacular

Number of Stories

2

Material

Stucco

Historic Function

Domestic

Current Function

Domestic

Last Entry Update

11/13/2015


DESCRIPTION

Setting

SW corner of Birch Avenue and John Street. There is a concrete parking apron on the left half of the John Street opposite the frontage of the building's rear addition. Unshaded part of the block.

Description

The original frame, 2-story,rectangular, stucco-clad, asphalt-shingled, front-gable roofed house facing Birch Avenue also has a 2-story rear addition (facing John St.) and a 1-story far rear addition. The full width front porch has been enclosed except for the space at the entrance door (at SW corner). Windows are 1x1 sash replacements (throughout building) but have thick wooden surrounds with lintels. Eaves are wood. The four bay side (John Street) elevation has been lengthened by another three bays in a flat roof addition with parapet. The 3-bay, 2-story unit appears to have been a used for commercial purposes.

Windows vary on both east and west sides, with the east side fronting John Street the most visible. It has sash units irregularly spaced on core on both floors. The addition has three spaced windows on 2nd level. AT the 1st level, on the northern part of the fa├žade, a pent type roof over a centered entrance flanked by 2 small windows, and additional window near its SE corner.

The far rear addition has a modern Mansard type roof over a door and window facing John Street.


HISTORY

Built

1915

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

House c. 1915: its core first appears on 1918 Sanborn Atlas, but not on the 1911 atlas. Its commercial rear addition first appears on the 1927 Sanborn.

Sources

Sanborn Atlases.


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PHOTO FROM 2015 SURVEY


2015 Photo
North and east elevations


2015 Photo
North (main) elevation


2015 Photo
North and west elevations


HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHS

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