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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

12 Leigh Avenue

Current Name

Address

12 Leigh Avenue

Tax Parcel

1114_6907_16

Historic District

Witherspoon Jackson HD

Classification

Contributing

Number of Resources

1

Style

Vernacular

Number of Stories

2

Material

Vinyl

Historic Function

Domestic

Current Function

Domestic

Last Entry Update

11/12/2015


DESCRIPTION

Setting

First residential lot west of Witherspoon Street on the south side of Leigh Avenue. The house is placed on the common setback line from the street, the ground slopes up slightly.

Description

The rectangular two story vinyl clad three bay residence has its main gable facing the street. The three one over one replacement windows are aligned with the openings below, including the front door on the right side. The full width flat roof front porch has four replacement wood posts forming equal bays. There is a simple wood picket railing between posts and at the wood stair to the porch. The east four bay elevation has typical windows aligned between floors and equally spaced except for a slightly greater space between the first and second stacks from the front corner. There is a small chimney centered on the ridge about a third of the way back from the front.


HISTORY

Built

1910

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

The house was constructed c. 1910. The Sanborn atlas of 1906 shows a vacant lot in this location. The house first appears on the Sanborn of 1911 and also appears on all later maps and atlases.

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PHOTO FROM 2015 SURVEY


2015 Photo
Main (north) elevation.


2015 Photo
North and east elevations.


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