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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

14 Leigh Avenue

Current Name

Address

14 Leigh Avenue

Tax Parcel

1114_6907_15

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

South side of Leigh Avenue built to the setback line with a low retaining wall at the sidewalk pieced by four sets of concrete steps to the four units in the quadraplex (14-16 Leigh Avenue).

Description

16-18 Leigh Avenue is a four unit block of rowhouses expressed as a twin to keep in in scale with the single residences on the street. #14 has had the easternmost opening altered from the typical two bay arrangement for each unit where there are two second floor windows with a window and door below, the door to the right. Each unit as its own stair to the full width hip roof front porch. The railings are replacements and match. The fours bays are equal with square posts and small knee braces. The eastern unit in #16 has paired first and second floor windows instead of singles. The vinyl siding changes color from #16 to #18. Large street facing gables at each end give the building the larger scale to match nearby single residences. There are matching rear facing gables and a center ridge for the intersecting roof that covers the rectangular footprint of the building. There are four small brick chimneys along this central ridge parallel to the street. The east and west elevations have four windows each. There is a one story shed roof extension at #16


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.


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