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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

13 Quarry Street

Current Name

Address

13 Quarry Street

Tax Parcel

1114_17.03_89

Historic District

Witherspoon Jackson HD

Classification

Contributing

Number of Resources

1

Style

Federal

Number of Stories

2

Material

Machine Shingle

Historic Function

Domestic

Current Function

Domestic

Last Entry Update

11/11/2015


DESCRIPTION

Setting

This property is located on the north side of Quarry Street near the center of the block, just east of Berrien Court. Quarry Street is a residential street, with tree-lined sidewalks on both sides. A narrow front lawn is located off the sidewalk. The property has no off-street parking.

Description

The property contains a 2-story, 3-bay vernacular house facing south to Quarry Street; it has a large 2-story addition on the rear (north) elevation. The house has an end-gabled roof clad with asphalt-shingles. The frame walls are clad with machine shingles. Fenestration consists of replacement 1x1 double hung sash windows that include frame surrounds with lip lintels. The windows are spaced irregularly over the wall surface, with few aligned vertically. On the main elevation, the second floor has three windows, including a smaller window to the west. The first floor features a paired window/door unit in the west bay (an 18th century building technique) and two windows to the east. The front porch clearly dates to the early 20th century. It has a low-pitched hipped roof clad with asphalt shingles and supported by four tapered square columns that are connected by a low wall clad with machined shingles. A half-column in front of the door is incorporated into the low wall. A single concrete step leads from the frame porch floor to a concrete walk headed south to the main sidewalk.

The end walls are similar in design. Each features a single window on the second floor as the only wall opening.

The rear addition is a shed-roofed section that extends past the west end wall of the core. The section's frame walls are clad with machine shingles. A hipped porch on the south elevation abuts the west end of the core; a door here represents the south entrance. Like the core, fenestration on the addition is replacement 1x1 double hung sash units that are arranged asymmetrically.


HISTORY

Built

1850

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

This house was constructed c. 1850. It definitely appears on the historic map of 1852. It is possible that the house is even older, as the map of 1849 shows a house near the center of the block on the north side of Quarry Street that could be this house. The house appears on all later maps and aerials.

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PHOTO FROM 2015 SURVEY


2015 Photo
South (main) elevation


2015 Photo
South and west elevations


2015 Photo
South and east elevations


HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHS

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