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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

56 Leigh Avenue

Current Name

Address

56 Leigh Avenue

Tax Parcel

1114_6906_22

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 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 8' from sidewalk; front yard area is finely landscaped and framed with low, rustic stone wall, and divided with steps from porch leading to sidewalk. Driveway east of house leads to lot. Located on a shaded part of street.

Description

This property contains a small, 2-bay, 2-story, frame, vinyl-clad Bungalow with an end gabled, asphalt-shingled roof. Eaves are aluminum clad. The main feature is its partially incised porch framed with diamond-shaped, asbestos clad, pent type roof. Main (north) façade features 2 sets of paired 6x1 sash window units (all windows are replacements on house). First floor openings are recessed. They feature a paired unit near NE corner (aligned with unit above)and partially glazed entrance door (possibly original)near NW corner. Porch pent roof returns on both ends and is supported by 4 turned posts with simple railing and turned balustrade. Posts rest on masonry piers with square lattice in between. Masonry steps (with similar railing)are centered and lead to sidewalk at grade. Foundation is stucco. House has 1-story rear addition.

East end has 1x1 window at 2nd level near SE corner. First level has paired window aligned with window above. West façade has a single 6x1 at 2nd level near SW corner. A 1' wide "bump-out" or extension with vinyl sides and shed roof extends from below the 2nd level window to rear addition. Roof appears to be extension of rear addition.


HISTORY

Built

1925

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

These buildings at 54 and 56 Leigh, like those at 106 and 108 Leigh, do not appear on the 1918 map but do on the 1927 Sanborn Atlas. Aerials are blurry but seem to appear on 1931 photograph.

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PHOTO FROM 2015 SURVEY


2015 Photo
North and east elevations


2015 Photo
North (main) elevation


2015 Photo
North and west elevations


HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHS

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