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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

26 Lytle Street

Current Name

Address

26 Lytle Street

Tax Parcel

1114_15.01_19

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

12/1/2015


DESCRIPTION

Setting

Due to the slight setback of this house, the front porch steps land almost at the sidewalk. Constructed on a narrow lot like its near twin at 28 Lytle, there are driveways on each side, precluding any side yards. There i is no front yard either. There are no street trees in front of the house g giving it plenty of sun light. The house is located on the south side of t the street.

Description

Constructed on a narrow lot, this is a 2-story, frame residence with a front-end gable roof, narrow front (north) elevation and deep (3 room) length. Its porch columns and roof, and original first floor windows are key architectural features. The walls are clad in aluminum clapboard and the foundation is cement. A small 1-story frame addition is attached to the rear and seen from the east elevation. The house is three bays wide however the it is asymmetrical: the second floor windows and first floor windows, though aligned, are off center to the west or right, leaving room for the door at the northeast corner. (All house windows are 1x1 replacements excepting the two windows under the porch which are 2x2 sash units and appear to be original.)The door opens under a nearly flat hipped- roofed, full-length front porch. The porch is supported by 4 Prairie- style boxed posts with base and molded capitals. The wood porch is supported by a concrete boxed foundation.. A set of masonry steps opposite the door and flanked by iron railings, lead down to grade. The west or left side is a stra straight wall consisting of 3 symmetrically spaced windows on both 1st and 2nd 2nd floors. The upper windows are 1x1; the lower windows are covered by odd odd framed boxes. The east wall has three 1x1 widows on the 2nd floor of the the core and one in the addition. straight wall consisting of 3 symmetrically spaced windows on both 1st and 2nd floors. The upper windows are 1x1; the lower windows are covered by odd framed boxes. The east wall has three 1x1 widows on the 2nd floor of the core and one in the addition.


HISTORY

Built

1915

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

The building was constructed c. 1915. Historic maps show a vacant parcel in this location as late as the Sanborn atlas of 1911. The house first appears on the Sanborn Atlas of 1918.

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PHOTO FROM 2015 SURVEY


2015 Photo
North and east elevations


2015 Photo
North and west elevations


2015 Photo
North (main) elevation


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