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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

86 Leigh Avenue

Current Name

Address

86 Leigh Avenue

Tax Parcel

1114_6906_9

Historic District

Witherspoon Jackson HD

Classification

Contributing

Number of Resources

1

Style

Queen Anne

Number of Stories

2

Material

Aluminum

Historic Function

Domestic

Current Function

Domestic

Last Entry Update

11/12/2015


DESCRIPTION

Setting

Property on south side of Leigh that slopes up slightly from street. House sits 10' from sidewalk with natural plantings between sidewalk and porch. Track-only drive runs along east side of house. There is an older, contributing garage at rear of property.

Description

This property contains a 2-story, frame, aluminum-clad, 3-bay house with front end gable, asphalt-clad roof. Windows are mainly 2x2 sash units that appear to be old or original. Brick chimney, aluminum eaves. Fenestration on main (north) façade: single 2x2 sash unit centered under apex, three 2x2 windows with shutters at 2nd level (west 2 windows replacement 1x1 units), two 2x2 sash windows (with shutters and larger than 2nd floor windows) aligned with western windows above with entrance near SE corner but off-center from window above. Full-length front porch has rolled tin, hipped roof which is supported by 3 newer, turned posts. The railing and balustrade is simple and flanks wooden stairs opposite door that lead down to grade. Foundation is cement.

On east façade there are two windows at second level and a small window n near SE corner. At west façade there is one sash unit on each floor at e each corner, aligned.


HISTORY

Built

1905

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

Maps indicate house was constructed c. 1905. It first appears on the Sanborn atlas of 1906, soon after the road was laid out.

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PHOTO FROM 2015 SURVEY


2015 Photo
North (main) elevation


2015 Photo
North and west elevations


2015 Photo
North and east elevations


2015 Photo
Garage: north elevation


HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHS

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