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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

226 JOHN ST

Current Name

Address

226 JOHN ST

Tax Parcel

1114_15.04_91

Historic District

Witherspoon Jackson HD

Classification

Contributing

Number of Resources

2

Style

Vernacular

Number of Stories

2

Material

Stucco

Historic Function

Domestic

Current Function

Domestic

Last Entry Update

12/1/2015


DESCRIPTION

Setting

This is one of three densely built-out lots on the west side of John Street. It consists of a c. 1915 house and contributing garage. Lot is at an unshaded part of the street and house sits approximately 10' west of the sidewalk with a simple and relatively flat front yard area. Drive to garage is to the north side of house.

Description

The main resource on lot is a frame, 2.5-story 3-bay, front end gabled vernacular house. Walls are stucco and sit on stone foundation. Windows are all 1x1 replacement. This is one of the rare houses that has a balcony over the front porch. House oriented east. Asphalt shingle roof has a stucco-clad chimney and has gabled dormers centered on both sides of house. Front façade exhibits gabled end with returns and molded cornice. Fenestration on façade; 3rd level - two closely spaced windows centered under crest; 2nd level - two windows flanking a centered door to balcony; 1st level - main entrance at SE corner with paired windows on right half. Windows and doors here have flared lintels and wooden surrounds. Balcony serves as full-length porch roof. It is sported by three square posts standing on masonry walled based. Solid railing/balustrade. Large concrete steps with metal railing opposite door lead to grade.

North or right façade exhibits dormer and window with four windows aligned on both 2nd and 1st levels with center two windows closer together. South or left elevation exhibits dormer, with single sash unit at 2nd level and two windows near corners at first level.

Garage: Two bay, stucco-clad, with high, asphalt shingled, near pyramidal roof.


HISTORY

Built

1915

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

This house was constructed c. 1915. It is not indicated on the Sanborn Atlas of 1911 but does appear on the Sanborn Atlas of 1918.

Sources

Sanborn Atlases


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