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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

64 LEIGH AVE

Current Name

Address

64 LEIGH AVE

Tax Parcel

1114_6906_18

Historic District

Witherspoon Jackson HD

Classification

Contributing

Number of Resources

1

Style

Late Victorian

Number of Stories

2

Material

Aluminum

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 lot that rises gently to south. Drive to garage at rear of lot runs along east side. House, like 66 Leigh, has a small 8' wide front yard split by masonry stairs. Yard is framed by low masonry walls. It is one of four identical houses built here (#58, 60, 62, 64, 66).

Description

This house and its twin at 66 Leigh contain a rather unique porch design; this house also contains what may be original 2x2 sash windows. The house has a front end gabled roof with a cross gable facing east. Walls are clad in aluminum yet bardgeboard is wood. The two-story main (north) façade has a paired 2x2 window on the 2nd level and the same directly beneath on the 1st floor. 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 within. Wood shingles clad the gabled end. Porch supported by 3 Tuscan columns with squared rail and balustrade in between. Masonry step reach grade. Door is a replacement.

East façade has a shed-roofed extension along the first level that may have been part of a wrap porch. West side contains 2 windows at 1st and 2nd levels aligned. Foundation is stone (rare in Witherspoon-Jackson).


HISTORY

Built

1905

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

This house and its twin at 66 Leigh 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 (main) elevation


2015 Photo
North and west elevations


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