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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

62 Leigh Avenue

Current Name

Address

62 Leigh Avenue

Tax Parcel

1114_6906_19

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

11/12/2015


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, 60, 64, 66 Leigh), has a small 8' 8' wide front yard split by wooden stairs. Yard is framed by low masonry wa walls and nicely landscaped. A garage is 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. 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. Walls are clad in stucco and the eaves are aluminum. 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 (contains a 6 light upper glazed area and may be original) within. Porch supported by 3 scared with light rail and balustrade in between. The porch is wooden, as are the steps opposite door that reach grade. A 1-story shed addition is at attached to rear. Foundation: rubble stone.

East façade displays the 2-story gabled projection, but no shed roof element between projection and front porch (#60, 64, 66). East side contains 1 window at 1st and 2nd levels aligned on gable extension, and one window both levels aligned near NE corner. West side obscured. Foundation is stone (rare in Witherspoon-Jackson).

At rear of property is a stucco clad garage with end gable roof and while two bays wide, it contains just a single overhead garage door.


HISTORY

Built

1905

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

This house and 4 others here (#58, 60, 62,64,66) was constructed c. 1905, according to Sanborn maps, making it a very early house on Leigh Street.

Sources

Sanborn Maps


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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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