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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

204 JOHN ST

Current Name

Address

204 JOHN ST

Tax Parcel

1114_15.04_98

Historic District

Witherspoon Jackson HD

Classification

Contributing

Number of Resources

2

Style

Colonial Revival

Number of Stories

2

Material

Machine Shingles

Historic Function

Domestic

Current Function

Domestic

Last Entry Update

11/11/2015


DESCRIPTION

Setting

This lot is on west side of John Street. Wide lot gently slopes down to north. House has wide (15') front yard with paved driveway north of house. Lot mainly unshaded.

Description

This large rectangular property contains what appears to be a Colonial Revival house. House appears as former twin but historic maps show it as a single. This is a two story, 4-bay, frame residence with machined-shingle cladding and an asphalt-shingled, end-gabled roof. Key features are its two chimneys: tall, thick, banded, engaged, and centered at crest at each end. Fenestration consists of replacement 1x1 sash units asymmetrically spaced on both levels (front/east fa├žade). Each has a thick surround and faux louvered shutters. Openings on 1st level are aligned with upper level, with main entrance at 3rd opening. Door may be old (four divided lights at top). Off-center entrance on east facade sits under pyramidal hipped roof with extended wooden overhang and valence. Porch supported by two turned posts (not original) and simple squared rail and balustrade. Foundation is painted stone.

There are no window openings on e ends, however irregular slope of roof is visible on north end where it a appears to extend over a narrow, 2-story rear addition.


HISTORY

Built

1880

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

This house first appears on the 1890 map, but not on the 1875 map, and thus the c. 1880 construction date.

Sources

Historic Maps


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