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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

114 Leigh Avenue

Current Name

Address

114 Leigh Avenue

Tax Parcel

1114_13.01_4

Historic District

Witherspoon Jackson HD

Classification

Contributing

Number of Resources

1

Style

Gothic Revival

Number of Stories

2

Material

Stucco

Historic Function

Domestic

Current Function

Domestic

Last Entry Update

11/1/2015


DESCRIPTION

Setting

Lot is on south side of Leigh Avenue at less-shaded part of the avenue. Historic resource is small house approximately 8 feet from sidewalk with drive to west of house. There is a small shed in rear of lot.

Description

Small Italianate-style house which is one of more decorative in Witherspoon-Jackson. Features interesting end-gabled roof that has a nearly flat roofed projection serving as the main (north) façade. Another key feature is its heavily ornamented porch. This is a two story, 3- bay, stucco-clad building with replacement windows and doors. The roof features overhanging eaves supported by scroll sawn brackets. Fenestration on the 3-bay main façade is symmetrical with replacement sash units at 2nd level. At 1st level main entrance (original glazed door) near NE corner, with tall sash units framed by lip-lintel surrounds are aligned with those above west of door. The main feature of house is the fully ornamented Italianate style porch. It has a nearly flat roof (like the main roof above), exaggerated cornice and bracketing, and supported by three squared Tuscan columns featuring dosserets where engaged with roof above. Railing is turned balustrade. Wooden steps lead from wooden porch to grade, opposite door.

Left or east façade centered sash unit at attic level, identical unit directly below at 2nd level, and sash unit near SE corner on 1st level. West façade exhibits small sash unit under low-pitched gable, two sash units on 2nd level, and three sash units evenly spaced across 1st level. As vinyl clad rear porch element, 1 story, attached to rear.


HISTORY

Built

1915

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

House first appears on 1918 Sanborn map; it does not appear on 1911 Sanborn.

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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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