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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

30 Lytle Street

Current Name

Address

30 Lytle Street

Tax Parcel

1114_15.01_17

Historic District

Witherspoon Jackson HD

Classification

Contributing

Number of Resources

2

Style

Vernacular

Number of Stories

2

Material

Aluminum

Historic Function

Domestic

Current Function

Domestic

Last Entry Update

11/11/2015


DESCRIPTION

Setting

This house sits on a under a canopy of large shade trees including a Sycamore immediately in front of the house between the sidewalk and curb. The narrow lot, placement of the house just 2-3 feet from the sidewalk, and driveways on either side prevent yards on this flat lot. Property owner has included decorative vegetation along foundation walls.

Description

This is a vernacular, two story, three-part frame house which may have more than one unit. A driveway along its west (right) side provides access to a contributing frame garage. Key features of the house include it diminutive core (original section)and hipped-roofed front porch. The entire building is two stories and clad in aluminum siding. The core has an end-gabled, asphalt shingled roof; the mid-rear addition has a low- pitched shed roof, as does the far rear addition. The latter extends to the west to provide for a door on its north façade. Fenestration on main (north) façade of core is symmetrical: two small, 2x2 windows (appear to be original) are on the 2nd level, and on the first level is a lager 2x2 window (also possibly original) near the northeast corner, and a replacement door near the northwest corner. The front porch has a hipped roof with molded cornice. It is supported by turned Victorian-style posts and simple square balustrade and railing. Porch and house rest on a cement foundation. On the west façade, the mid and far rear additions have one window each at 2nd level; at 1st level all sections have one window aligned with that above. The far rear addition door, like the front porch, is accessed by as set of masonry stairs and metal railing. Fenestration on east façade consists of single windows on both rear additions and both le levels, aligned. All windows are protected by canvas awnings. The garage is a 2-car, frame structure with a front end gabled roof (facing north, and a pent over the wooden doors, which appear original.


HISTORY

Built

1893

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

The house was constructed c. 1893. Lytle Street was laid out through the former farm in this location c. 1880. The historic map of 1890 shows a vacant lot in this location, but the 1895 Sanborn shows the house for the first time. The house appears on all later maps and atlases.

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PHOTO FROM 2015 SURVEY


2015 Photo
North and west elevations


2015 Photo
North (main) elevation


2015 Photo
North and east elevations


2015 Photo
Garage: north elevation


HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHS

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