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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

82 Leigh Avenue

Current Name

Address

82 Leigh Avenue

Tax Parcel

1114_6906_11

Historic District

Witherspoon Jackson HD

Classification

Contributing

Number of Resources

1

Style

Vernacular

Number of Stories

2

Material

Aluminum

Historic Function

Domestic

Current Function

Domestic

Last Entry Update

11/12/2015


DESCRIPTION

Setting

This well-kept property located on south side of Leigh is large enough to contain a multi-unit apartment building. Property rises gently from sidewalk. A large tree between sidewalk and curb provides shade. House sits 8' from sidewalk with a masonry knee wall retaining plantings in front of building and interrupted by 3 sets of stairs to front porch.

Description

Left or east unit(s) of large multi-unit town-house type apartment building facing north onto Leigh. The frame, 2-story, 8-bay, Greek-Revival style, vinyl-clad, 4-unit building is in fine condition. Its 6x1 sash windows may be original. Its roof is flat but a slight hipped element (clad with asphalt shingles) runs its north, east and west sides creating an eave. A full length shed roofed front porch is supported by Tuscan columns that rest on the wooden porch floor. There is a central masonry stair serving the two interior units and brick steps with iron railings at the two ends of the building (for exterior units). Fenestration is symmetrical across the 2nd floor with each of the 4 units having 2 6x1 window each. Each unit here has a paired 6x1 window unit and door (appear to be original multi-pane glazed doors). The east and west ends have a pair of small windows on the first floor. The foundation is cement.


HISTORY

Built

1905

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

One of the very early buildings on Leigh street that appears to have been constructed just after it was laid out in 1905.

Sources

1906 Sanborn Map.


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PHOTO FROM 2015 SURVEY


2015 Photo
North and east elevations


2015 Photo
North (main) elevation


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