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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

26 1/2 Leigh Avenue

Current Name

Address

26 1/2 Leigh Avenue

Tax Parcel

1114_6907_8

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

Mid block on a slightly sloping lot on the south side of Leigh Avenue. The common drive is on the west (right) side.

Description

#26 (east) and #26 1/2 (west) are two halves of a flat roof vinyl clad twin that share a wide central brick stair from the sidewalk. Each unit has a single double hug replacement window with a similar unit aligned below adjacent to the entry doors that are on either side of the central party wall. The full width flat roof front porch with a stucco base has windows to the basement space underneath. The center bay is split by an additional turned post at the top of the steps. The frieze beneath the overhanging porch roof is rendered as a smaller scale version of the square picket railing below. The side elevations feature a central three sided bay on the second floor above two windows. There are also two windows at the front corner and a small one on the first floor at the rear. There is a shallow one story extension across the rear.


HISTORY

Built

1906

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

The house was constructed c. 1905. It appears on the Sanborn atlas of 1906 and all following maps.

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PHOTO FROM 2015 SURVEY


2015 Photo
North (main) and west elevations


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