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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

54 Leigh Avenue

Current Name

Address

54 Leigh Avenue

Tax Parcel

1114_6906_23

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

One two such buildings (#54 and 56)built on separate lots on south side of street (also see #106 and 108 Leigh). House sits up off street on gently rising property (from curb). House is just 3' from sidewalk with minimal landscaped garden in between.

Description

This property contains a small, 2-bay, 2-story, frame, vinyl-clad house with an end gabled, asphalt-shingled roof. Eaves are vinyl-clad. The main feature is its partially incised porch framed with pent type roof. Main (north) fa├žade features 2 sets of paired 1x1 sash window units (all windows are 1x1 sash replacements on house) with faux shutters. First floor openings are recessed. They feature a paired unit near NW corner (aligned with unit above)with faux shutters and partially glazed entrance door (possibly original)near NE corner. Porch pent roof (asphalt shingles) returns on both ends and is supported by 4 new simple square posts and squared balustrade (natural-pressure treated). Posts rest on masonry piers with lattice in between. Wide steps (with similar railing) are centered and lead to sidewalk at grade. Foundation is stucco. House has 1-story rear addition. One story addition on rear. East end is obscured but is nondescript vinyl-clad end wall.


HISTORY

Built

1925

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

These buildings at 54 and 56 Leigh, like those ate 106 and 108 Leigh, do no not appear on the 1918 map but do on the 1927 Sanborn Atlas. Aerials are bl blurry but seem to appear on 1931 photograph.

Sources

Sanborn Atlases, 1931 aerial.


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PHOTO FROM 2015 SURVEY


2015 Photo
North (main) and east elevations


2015 Photo
North (main) elevation


2015 Photo
North and west elevations


HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHS

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