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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

52A+B Leigh Avenue

Current Name

Address

52A+B Leigh Avenue

Tax Parcel

1114_6906_24

Historic District

Witherspoon Jackson HD

Classification

Noncontributing

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

Flat property on south side of Leigh Ave. near commercial area at John Street intersection. Large duplex set off some 12'-15' from sidewalk creating front yard. Yard interrupted by wide cement walkway to steps. Garden type landscaping next to front (north) fa├žade.

Description

Property contains a frame, 2-story, 4-bay, twin with low-pitched, front end gabled roof, vinyl clad walls, and 1x1 replacement windows some of which are decorated with faux shutters. Front (north) elevation is symmetrical: at 2nd floor there are two center windows flanked paired units; at 1st level entrance doors are aligned with center windows above and flanking paired units are also aligned with paired units above. A Shed roof porch over the entrance doors only extends over a divided front entrance porch, accessed by separate cement steps (divided by railing). Porch supported by 3 squared Tuscan posts.

East side wall obscured. West side wall has 4 windows on each floor symmetrically spaced and aligned.


HISTORY

Built

1925

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

The building was constructed c. 1925. Historic maps and atlases show a vacant lot in this location as late as the Sanborn atlas of 1918. The building first appears on the Franklin Survey atlas of 1930.

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PHOTO FROM 2015 SURVEY


2015 Photo
North (main) elevation


2015 Photo
North and west elevations


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