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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

66 LEIGH AVE

Current Name

Address

66 LEIGH AVE

Tax Parcel

1114_6906_17

Historic District

Witherspoon Jackson HD

Classification

Contributing

Number of Resources

1

Style

Late Victorian

Number of Stories

2

Material

Vinyl

Historic Function

Domestic

Current Function

Domestic

Last Entry Update

11/2/2015


DESCRIPTION

Setting

This property is on a shaded lot with a slight rise from the sidewalk. House is 10' south of sidewalk. Small front yard separated by masonry steps from porch. Driveway east of house leads to back yard.

Description

This house and 4 others (#58, 60, 62, 64 Leigh) contain a rather unique porch design; The house has a front end gabled roof with a cross gable facing east. Walls are clad in vinyl and windows are all 1x1 replacements. 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 has been altered as it no longer runs west of entrance. It has a nearly flat-roofed porch but with a front gabled extension over the steps and the main entrance. Porch supported by 3 squared columns with squared rail and balustrade in between. Masonry steps 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. The cross gable is also visible here. Foundation is stucco clad stone (rare in Witherspoon-Jackson).

AT rear of yard is a contributing, frame, front end gabled garage with hinged wooden door.


HISTORY

Built

1905

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

This house was constructed c. 1905, according to Sanborn maps, making it a very early house on Leigh Street. It has been heavily altered.

Sources

Sanborn Maps


LINKS AND ATTACHMENTS

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PHOTO FROM 2015 SURVEY


2015 Photo
North and east elevations


2015 Photo
North (main) elevation


2015 Photo
Garage: north elevation


HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHS

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