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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

103 Leigh Avenue

Current Name

Address

103 Leigh Avenue

Tax Parcel

1114_6903_22

Historic District

Witherspoon Jackson HD

Classification

Contributing

Number of Resources

1

Style

Vernacular

Number of Stories

1

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, and a property drive along the west property boundary provides off- street parking.

Description

This house is a one-and-a-half-story, two-bay, vernacular building and its main architectural features are its hipped-roofed front porch and weatherboard cladding. It features a hipped-roof clad in asphalt shingles with wood eaves and an interior brick chimney on the east slope of its roof.The house is clad in weatherboard.

The south (front) elevation of the house features a one-story, full-length, hipped-roof porch and an off-set front door. The porch is accessed by a concrete staircase with a double, iron balustrade. It features four, turned-wood posts and a wood balustrade. The off-set front door is flanked to its east by one, double, six-over-one, double-hung sash window.

The house’s foundation is constructed of concrete.


HISTORY

Built

1920

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

The house was constructed c. 1920. Historic atlases show vacant land in this location up to the Sanborn atlas of 1918. [The 1930 atlas does not include the north side of Leigh Avenue.] The house first appears on the historic aerial of 1940.

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PHOTO FROM 2015 SURVEY


2015 Photo
South and west elevations


2015 Photo
South (main) elevation


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