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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

10 Lytle Street

Current Name

Address

10 Lytle Street

Tax Parcel

1114_15.01_23

Historic District

Witherspoon Jackson HD

Classification

Contributing

Number of Resources

1

Style

Colonial Revival

Number of Stories

2

Material

Wood

Historic Function

Domestic

Current Function

Domestic

Last Entry Update

11/11/2015


DESCRIPTION

Setting

This property near the eastern end of Lytle Street, south side, contains one of the few shingle-clad houses in the district. It exists under a canopy of trees on a flat lot with a driveway along its western side. The house is set back approximately 6 feet from the sidewalk allowing for a small front yard area.

Description

The design of this house is based on Colonial Revival style influences. The two 2.5-story house, square house faces north onto the street and is one of the larger and most intact houses in the Witherspoon-Jackson neighborhood. (Other houses on this side of Lytle are quite large, as well.) The house exhibits a nearly pyramidal hipped roof (flat near top) clad in asphalt shingles. It has 6 shed- roofed dormers: two on the front and rear facades, one each on the side (east and west) facades. Each may have replacement 2x2 sash windows, with lip lintels (such decorative surrounds are rare in the neighborhood). A prominent molde prominent molded cornice with extended eves runs the perimeter of the structure. The walls are darkly stained wood shingles that cover the foundation as well. A hipped roofed, full-length front porch with wooden floor rest on cement pi piers and squared lattice. The porch roof is supported by turned Victorian-st style p st style posts (probably not original) and squared balustrade. Fenestration, od oddly, od oddly, is not symmetrical (symmetry usually a general characteristic is th the Four-square style). Across the 2nd floor are four sets of 2x2 and 1x1 wi wind wi windows (the 2x2 may be original) with paired set at center. The first fl floor consists of a centered full-divided light door (possibly original) fl flanked by 2, tall 1x1 replacement windows on each side. The west side contains 2 windows, two on each floor, aligned. The East façade contains three windows on the 2nd floor and a single paired set at center on first floor. A 2-level frame balcony graces the rear (south) façade.


HISTORY

Built

1920

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

The house was constructed c. 1920. Historic maps show a vacant lot in this location as late as the Sanborn Atlas of 1918. The house first appears on the Franklin Survey Atlas of 1930 and appears on all subsequent atlases.

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PHOTO FROM 2015 SURVEY


2015 Photo
North (main) elevation


2015 Photo
North and east elevations


2015 Photo
North and west elevations


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