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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

13 Green Street

Current Name

Address

13 Green Street

Tax Parcel

1114_17.02_58

Historic District

Witherspoon Jackson HD

Classification

Contributing

Number of Resources

1

Style

Vernacular

Number of Stories

2

Material

Aluminum

Historic Function

Domestic

Current Function

Domestic

Last Entry Update

11/1/2015


DESCRIPTION

Setting

This property is located on the north side of Green Street near the center of the block. Green Street is a residential street with a tree- lined sidewalk on both sides. The property has a driveway along its eastern boundary.

Description

Two story aluminum clad three bay rectangular, gabled main block with the roof parallel to the street. The three one over one replacement windows on the second floor are similar to the two below to the right of the entrance door. The full width porch retains its original turned wood posts with ornamental brackets. There is a recent cantilevered bay window on the center of the second floor west gable end. The east side has a centered brick chimney and one first floor window. The full width rear extension has a shallow gabled roof and irregular window patterns.


HISTORY

Built

1840

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

The house was constructed c. 1840. It is shown on the map of 1852 and all subsequent maps and atlases. This is the house where the Robeson family moved when Reverend Robeson was dismissed as pastor of the Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church. He lived in this house until 1907, then he and Paul moved to Westfield, New Jersey. It was in this house that Paul’s mother’s clothes caught on fire when she was tending to a coal stove in the parlor of the house. She died as a result of severe burns.

Sources

HPC information


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UPDATE

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PHOTO FROM 2015 SURVEY


2015 Photo
South and west elevations


2015 Photo
South (main) elevation


2015 Photo
South and east elevations


2015 Photo
Garage: south elevation


HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHS

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