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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

107 Leigh Ave

Current Name

Address

107 Leigh Ave

Tax Parcel

1114_6903_24

Historic District

Witherspoon Jackson HD

Classification

Contributing

Number of Resources

1

Style

Vernacular

Number of Stories

2

Material

Wood

Historic Function

Domestic

Current Function

Domestic

Last Entry Update

10/31/2015


DESCRIPTION

Setting

This property is located on the north side of Leigh Avenue near the center of the block between the intersections with Race Street and Bayard Lane. Leigh Avenue is a residential street with a tree-lined sidewalk on each side. A minimal front lawn is located in the space between the sidewalk and the house. A concrete walk leads from the front door of the house to the sidewalk. Off-street parking for the house is located on the parcel to the west (109 Leigh), where the house's detached garage is located.

Description

This house is a two-and-a-half-story, three-bay, L-shaped, conservative Gothic Revival building and its main features are a recessed, off-set, side pavilion with a small wooden porch,a hipped-roof front porch, a two-story bay, diamond-shaped wood shingles, and decorative crown mouldings over the windows. It features a front-gable roof that is clad with standing seam metal and has wood eaves. The house is clad in weatherboard and diamond- shaped wood shingles. All of the building’s windows are replacements; however, they feature original decorative crown mouldings.

The first floor of the south elevation features a one-story, full- length,hipped-roofed,wood porch and an off-set front door. The porch roof features an off-set, wood pediment on the front door side of the porch. The tympanum is clad in wood shingles. The porch is accessed by an off-set wood staircase that leads to the front door. It features four turned-wood posts with jigsaw bracketing and a turned-wood balustrade. The front door is flanked by two, single, one-over-one, double-hung sash windows to its west. On the second floor, there are three, single, one-over-one, double- hung sash windows centered over the windows and door on the first floor.The gable is clad in diamond-shaped wood shingles and features one, small, double, one-over-one, double-hung sash window with a decorative fan-shaped, wood crown moulding.

The east elevation features a recessed, two-and-a-half-story, one-bay, side-gable-roofed pavilion with its own small, wood porch. The first floor of the south elevation of the pavilion features a one-story, full-length, hipped-roofed wood porch and a central door. The porch is accessed by a center wood staircase that leads to the door. It features one turned-wood post with jigsaw bracketing and a turned-wood balustrade. The second floor of the pavilion features one, single, one-over-one, double-hung sash window centered over the door.

The west elevation features a two-story, three-sided bay located at its north (back) end. The bay is clad in diamond-shaped wood shingles. Each story features one, single, one-over-one, double-hung sash window per side of the bay (for a total of six windows).

The house’s foundation is constructed of stone.


HISTORY

Built

1910

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

The house was constructed c. 1910. Historic atlases show vacant land in this location up to the Sanborn atlas of 1906. The house appears on the Sanborn atlas of 1911 and all succeeding atlases and historic aerials.

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PHOTO FROM 2015 SURVEY


2015 Photo
South and west elevations


2015 Photo
South (main) elevation


2015 Photo
South and east elevations


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