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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

Charcoal Inn

Current Name

Address

182-184 John St

Tax Parcel

1114_17.04_18

Historic District

Witherspoon Jackson HD

Classification

Noncontributing

Number of Resources

1

Style

Prairie

Number of Stories

2

Material

Stucco

Historic Function

Domestic

Current Function

Domestic

Last Entry Update

11/3/2015


DESCRIPTION

Setting

Lot on west side of street opposite Maclean sitting on a slight rise. Historic resource is a dual residence that was once the Charcoal Inn. Building set back nearly 40' from curb cut with landscaped yard surrounding it. Drive is to north of house.

Description

Large rectangular, 2-story, 5-bay core with asphalt shingled, hipped roof, stucco walls, and cantilevered bay centered on 2nd floor of main (east) façade. One story rear extension. Hipped roof has banded brick chimney near north slope. Twin residence with #182 at left/south half, #184 at right/north half. Key feature of this rare building type (in W-J), besides the low hipped roof, is the 2nd floor octagonal bay. It is centered and cantilevers over center window below. (Windows on house are replacements, as are doors.) Bay has four sash units with two on the east section. Two other windows on 2nd level are near the NE and SE corners under the aluminum clad roof eaves. Entrance doors are aligned with the latter. They open to wooden deck with stairs and heavy railings. Stairs lead to cement walkways leading to main sidewalk. There are three sash units between doors.

Window units vary on north end but core has 2 windows at each level aligned. South wall obscured.


HISTORY

Built

1900

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

The Charcoal Inn was owned by William Teague and William Green, two residents of Princeton. The Charcoal Inn was also known as the meeting place of the “Nemderoloc” – “Colored Men” spelled backwards. This was primarily a social club where new members joined by invitation only.

Sources

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