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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

196-198 John St

Current Name

Address

196-198 John St

Tax Parcel

1114_15.04_2

Historic District

Witherspoon Jackson HD

Classification

Contributing

Number of Resources

1

Style

Vernacular

Number of Stories

2

Material

Vinyl

Historic Function

Domestic

Current Function

Domestic

Last Entry Update

11/11/2015


DESCRIPTION

Setting

This narrow lot is on the west side of John Street amidst a densely built block. The house, oriented east, is 10' west of sidewalk with no appreciable landscaping. A narrow gravel drive runs along south side of lot.

Description

This property contains frame, 2-story, 4-bay,shed-roofed, vernacular (with Greek Revival detailing at cornice) twin, with a rear 2-story shed roofed addition creating a square building. Cladding is vinyl with wooden cornice. Cornice runs across front (east) façade and includes molded c cornice and eave supported by wooden brackets. The brackets, along with t the hipped roofed front porch, are key features of the house. Fenestration o on 2nd level consists of group of two 1x1 sash replacements serving each u unit. At first level are six openings not aligned with windows above: the 2 2 unit entrance doors are centered with 2 sash units (replacements here a and throughout) on both sides of the doors. Hipped roofed porch, full-l length, supported by 4 turned posts that appear original. Railing and t turned balustrade appear original but mostly covered. Deck is wood s supported by block piers. Steps are centered and separated by wood railing.

South (left) side façade features 2 sash units at upper level and a paired sash unit and smaller window at 1st level, all in rear portion of house.

Right side obscured by other house.


HISTORY

Built

1915

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

This building first appears on the 1918 Sanborn Atlas, but not the 1911 atlas, thus c. 1915 construction date.

Sources

Sanborn Atlases.


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