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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

106 Leigh Avenue

Current Name

Address

106 Leigh Avenue

Tax Parcel

1114_13.01_8

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

Lot on south side of street with house set back about 8 feet from sidewalk with small green lawn. Drive to west of house leads to lot. Located on a sha shaded part of street.

Description

This property contains a small, 2-story, frame, aluminum-clad house with an end gabled, asphalt-shingled roof. Eaves are aluminum clad. The main feature is its partially incised porch with pent type roof. Main (north) façade features 2 paired 6x1 sash window units with thick surround (all windows are replacements on house)with faux shutters and thick surrounds. First floor openings are recessed. They feature a paired unit near NW corner aligned with unit above, and door near NE corner. The 6-light door may be original. Porch pent roof returns on both ends and is supported by 4 square posts with simple railing and balustrade. Posts rest on masonry piers with lattice in between. Wooden steps with railing opposite door lead to grade. Foundation is cement. East end has 1x1 windows at both levels aligned near SE corner. West façade could not be observed.


HISTORY

Built

1925

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

House and its twin at 108 Leigh appears on 1927 map but not on 1918 map and thus c. 1925 construction date.

Sources

1918 and 1927 Sanborn Atlases.


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PHOTO FROM 2015 SURVEY


2015 Photo
Main (north) elevation


2015 Photo
North and west elevations


2015 Photo
North and east elevations


HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHS

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