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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

116-116 1/2 Leigh Avenue

Current Name

Address

116-116 1/2 Leigh Avenue

Tax Parcel

1114_13.01_3

Historic District

Witherspoon Jackson HD

Classification

Contributing

Number of Resources

1

Style

Queen Anne

Number of Stories

2

Material

Vinyl

Historic Function

Domestic

Current Function

Domestic

Last Entry Update

11/1/2015


DESCRIPTION

Setting

Property on south side of Leigh near Bayard Lane. It is a partly wooded property that gently rises to the south. The historic resource is a twin house that sets back approximately 6' from sidewalk and behind a small lawn. A drive runs to the west of house. This house and its twin to the west create short but decisive rhythm of forms along the street.

Description

Large, 2.5-story Queen Anne style twin house facing north onto the street. Sitting several steps above the sidewalk, key features of this frame, vinyl-clad building include its two projecting gables each over large, two-story, octagonal bay window units. This house has been rehabilitated and is far less decorative than its twin building immediately west. Cross- gabled roof is asphalt shingled, walls are vinyl, windows are mainly 1x1 sash units (all windows in house are replacements). Under each gable are single sash units. Each bay, both floors, have three sash units. Across the main (south) façade is a full length porch with nearly flat roof, supported by 4 narrow turned posts and simple railing and balustrade. The posts rest on a wooden porch The main entrances have side by side, centered, new solid doors. Set of wide wooden steps, centered, lead from walk to porch. Right or west façade features three centered 1x1 window at 3rd level, a paired window centered at 2nd floor, and one window near SW corner (façade difficult to photograph). East façade has a centered window aligned on all 3 levels, as smaller window just north of 2nd level window, and a additional sash unit on 1st floor near NE corner.


HISTORY

Built

1905

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

This house appears on the 1906 Sanborn map, since the road was laid out around 1905, its circa date of construction is 1905.

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PHOTO FROM 2015 SURVEY


2015 Photo
North and west elevations


2015 Photo
North (main) elevation


2015 Photo
North and east elevations


HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHS

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