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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

15-17 Lytle Street

Current Name

Address

15-17 Lytle Street

Tax Parcel

1114_15.02_65

Historic District

Witherspoon Jackson HD

Classification

Noncontributing

Number of Resources

1

Style

Vernacular

Number of Stories

2

Material

Stucco

Historic Function

Domestic

Current Function

Domestic

Last Entry Update

11/1/2015


DESCRIPTION

Setting

This rather wide lot contains a duplex dating to c. 1900. It has a masonry front porch and cement and brick lined garden occupying what would be a front yard area. The flat lot is on the slight curve of Lytle. A large tree between the sidewalk and curb in front of the south facing building provides shade.

Description

This building appears to have been reconstructed at some point to its present appearance. It is considered vernacular but contains some Greek Revival elements. It consists of a nearly square, two story, vernacular building with a low-pitched hipped roof and stucco-clad walls. The eaves extend over the walls and a simple molded cornice is visible in this otherwise nondescript duplex. The building faces south onto the street. Fenestration is asymmetrical on this 3-bay wide building. The second consists of three 6x6 sash units (replacement windows with simulated divided lights) space evenly and flanked by faux shutters. The first floor has openings: window near the SW corner is aligned with window above, the entrance consists of two side-by-side doors off-center to the west (left), and the remaining window is not aligned with the window near the SW corner above. The doors are protected by a large gabled hood supported by 2 decorative iron posts. The porch is centered under the hood and consists of all-masonry construction with stucco sides and brick stairs. An iron railing downs the center. The east side contains three windows on the 1st and 2nd levels, symmetrically spaced except from a small window near the NE corner. The same applies for the west fa├žade. There are no rear additions.


HISTORY

Built

1900

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

This building does not appear on the 1890 map but does appear as a duplex on the 1902 Sanborn map. Its appearance may have been altered at some point to its present appearance. A cobbler shop was located in the east half of this building.

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PHOTO FROM 2015 SURVEY


2015 Photo
South and east elevations


2015 Photo
South (main) elevation


2015 Photo
South and west elevations


HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHS

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