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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

42 Leigh Avenue

Current Name

Address

42 Leigh Avenue

Tax Parcel

1114_6907_2

Historic District

Witherspoon Jackson HD

Classification

Noncontributing

Number of Resources

1

Style

Vernacular

Number of Stories

1

Material

Brick

Historic Function

Commerce

Current Function

Commerce

Last Entry Update

11/12/2015


DESCRIPTION

Setting

This property is located on the south side of Leigh Avenue just east of the intersection with John Street. Leigh Avenue is a residential street with a tree-lined sidewalk on each side. Parking is located east of the building.

Description

The property contains the east half of a commercial block that extends west to 44 Leigh Avenue. The building has a flat roof with a faux mansard on the main (north) elevation that includes two multilight windows on the second floor. The first floor is brick-clad (stuccoed on the east end wall). Below the mansard is a line of decorative brickwork. The unit has two doors in the center of the main elevation, flanked by paired replacement 6x6 double hung sash windows. The east end wall features rows of windows on two floor levels; the windows feature rowlock sills and lintels. The building has a concrete foundation.


HISTORY

Built

1925

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

The building was constructed c. 1925. The Sanborn atlas of 1918 shows a vacant lot in this location. The house appears on the Franklin Survey Atlas of 1930 and on all later historic atlases.

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PHOTO FROM 2015 SURVEY


2015 Photo
Main (north) elevation


2015 Photo
North and east elevations


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