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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

96 Leigh Avenue

Current Name

Address

96 Leigh Avenue

Tax Parcel

1114_6906_4

Historic District

Witherspoon Jackson HD

Classification

Contributing

Number of Resources

1

Style

Dutch Colonial Revival

Number of Stories

1

Material

Aluminum

Historic Function

Domestic

Current Function

Domestic

Last Entry Update

11/12/2015


DESCRIPTION

Setting

Narrow lot on south side of Leigh Ave. that gently slopes upward to the south. The house is set back approximately 6-8' from sidewalk, and features shrubbery between house and sidewalk, and left of its masonry steps leading down to grade. Located on shaded section of the avenue. Access drive runs along east side of house to rear of lot.

Description

This is a fine example of a front-end-gambrel-roofed house designed in the Dutch Colonial Revival style. Key features: wooden eaves and cladding with wood shingles on 2nd floor and clapboard at first floor. It is basically a twin of the house at 98 Leigh which are two of the few all wood cladded houses in the neighborhood. This is a frame, 1.5-story, 2-bay, house with an asphalt shingled gambrel roof. Additional key features are its roof, large monitor dormers, and wooden window entablatures. Main (north) façade features a half-round window under crest, two large sash units (replacements - here and throughout house)centered on 2nd level. The first floor porch is enclosed such that description of fenestration at the level is not possible. That said, and like 98 Leigh, a door to the porch is near the SE corner indicating the main entrance location. The enclosed porch is clad in vinyl siding with a paired window east door to porch. That door is a multi-light glazed unit with sidelights and transom (rare). Full-length front porch has a hipped roof with thick cornice and overhanging eaves. Wide concrete steps with metal railings lead down to grad grade opposite door.

West façade exhibits 2nd level exhibits nearly full length dormer with three windows on dormer and a single paired unit in center and small square unit near SW corner. East façade shows a single sash and a paired sash in dormer; first floor obscured.


HISTORY

Built

1925

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

This property and adjacent Dutch Colonial houses appear on Sanborn Property Atlases between the 1918 and 1927 map publications, hence the c. 1925 construction date.

Sources

1918 and 1927 Sanborn Atlases


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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


HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHS

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