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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

60 LEIGH AVE

Current Name

Address

60 LEIGH AVE

Tax Parcel

1114_6906_20

Historic District

Witherspoon Jackson HD

Classification

Contributing

Number of Resources

1

Style

Vernacular

Number of Stories

2

Material

Stucco

Historic Function

Domestic

Current Function

Domestic

Last Entry Update

11/3/2015


DESCRIPTION

Setting

Property located on south side of Leigh in shaded area of street. Shaded lo lot that rises gently to south. Drive to garage at rear of lot runs along ea east side. House, like 4 others here (#58, 62, 64, 66 Leigh), has a small 8' 8' wide front yard split by wooden stairs. Yard is nicely landscape and contains a single shade tree. A shed (appears to have been a garage) is l located at rear of lot. located at rear of lot.

Description

This house is one of 5 houses built together on the south side of Leigh that contain a rather unique porch design (this porch has been remodeled). The house has a front end gabled roof with a cross gable that extends over an east facing projection. Roof is clad in asphalt shingles with exposed rafter tails. A chimney pot is located in the center. Walls are clad in stucco. The two-story main (north) façade has a paired 2x2 window on the 2nd level and the same directly beneath on the 1st floor. Windows are 1x1 replacements throughout house. The porch runs the length of the front façade. It is a nearly flat-roofed porch but with a front gabled extension over the steps and the main entrance door. Porch supported by 3 very large Tuscan posts with squared light rail and balustrade in between. The porch is wooden and rests on masonry piers beneath posts with lattice in between. Wooden steps with similar rail and balustrade, opposite door, reach grade.

Foundation: exposed rubble stone (rare in neighborhood).

East façade displays the 2-story gabled projection, but no shed roof element between projection and front porch (#64, 66). East side contains 1 window at 2nd level centered on extension, and one window both levels aligned near NE corner. West side has two 1x1 windo windows at 2nd level and 2 windows on 1st level basically aligned with those those those above.

At rear of property is a small frame shed that may have been a garage (win (windows may now be in place of garage door).


HISTORY

Built

1905

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

This house and its twin at 66 Leigh was constructed c. 1905, according to S Sanborn maps, making it a very early house on Leigh Street.

Sources

Sanborn Atlas


LINKS AND ATTACHMENTS

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PHOTO FROM 2015 SURVEY


2015 Photo
North and west elevations


2015 Photo
North and east elevations


2015 Photo
Garage: north (main) elevation


HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHS

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