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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

90 Leigh Avenue

Current Name

Address

90 Leigh Avenue

Tax Parcel

1114_6906_7

Historic District

Witherspoon Jackson HD

Classification

Contributing

Number of Resources

1

Style

Vernacular

Number of Stories

2

Material

Stone

Historic Function

Domestic

Current Function

Domestic

Last Entry Update

11/12/2015


DESCRIPTION

Setting

Heavily wooded property on south side of Leigh featuring one of the very few stone buildings in Witherspoon-Jackson. House set off sidewalk approximately 10' and exhibits masonry knee wall that frames heavily landscaped area between sidewalk and front porch. Short driveways located immediately east and west of house serve both units.

Description

This is the left or east half of a large, 3-bay, Italianate-style (due mainly to segmented arched headed windows, thick wooden roof moldings, and porch roof design) twin that is one of the very few all stone houses in Witherspoon-Jackson. Property hard to describe due to foliage. The square, 2.5 story massing is relieved on sides by 2-story octagonal bays. Brick chimney. Roof is cross gable and features large, low-pitched front gable on main (north) fa├žade. The gable features a thick molded bargeboard with broken return. Fish scale type wood shingles in the area above eave line. Fenestration here and throughout house is replacement 1x1 sash units. There are two such units centered under gable at attic level, three across the 2nd level, and two windows flanking the centered main entrance doors (replacements) at first level. Front porch is full-length supported by 4 simple round posts supporting roof with slight overhanging eaves above. Porch is masonry and accessed by large cement steps centered on house with a centered iron railing. Sides obscured for close observation, but key features are the cross gables (with fish scale wood shingles above eaveline) and two story, octagonal stone bays with 3 windows each.


HISTORY

Built

1905

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

This house first appears on the 1906 Sanborn atlas (but not the 1902 atlas).

Sources

Sanborn atlas (1902 and 1906).


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PHOTO FROM 2015 SURVEY


2015 Photo
North (main) elevation


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