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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

95 Leigh Avenue

Current Name

Address

95 Leigh Avenue

Tax Parcel

1114_6903_18

Historic District

Witherspoon Jackson HD

Classification

Noncontributing

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 west of the intersection with Race Street. 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; the garage section is set back further, providing off-street parking. A concrete walk leads from the front door of the house to the sidewalk.

Description

This house is a 1.5-story, two-bay, L-shaped building consisting of a Bungalow residence at 95 Leigh Avenue and a garage wing at 93 Leigh Avenue. The house’s main architectural feature is its wood shingle cladding. It features a front-gable roof clad in asphalt shingles with a central brick chimney.The house is clad in wood shingles. All of the building’s doors and windows are replacements.

The south (front) elevation of the Bungalow (95 Leigh Avenue) features an enclosed, one-story, full-length, shed-roof porch and a center front door. The porch is accessed by a brick staircase. It features four, square, wood half-pilasters supported by the porch’s brick wall and that in turn support the roof. The center front door features half-length, triple-pane sidelights on either side. It is flanked on each side by one of the half- pilasters. To its east, it is flanked by one, double, one-over-one, double-hung sash window. To its west, it also is flanked by one, double, one-over-one, double-hung sash window. The wall under the windows is constructed of brick. In the gable, there is one, small, one-over-one, double-hung sash window.

The east elevation features a recessed, one-and-a-half-story, three-bay, side-gable-roofed modern garage addition (93 Leigh Avenue). The first floor of the south elevation of the addition features an entrance with a double-leaf, glass door on its west end flanked by two over-head garage doors in the center and east end of the addition. Over the eastern most garage door is a front-gable dormer with a single, double-hung sash window.


HISTORY

Built

1920

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

The house was constructed c. 1920. Historic maps show a vacant lot in this location as late as the Sanborn Atlas of 1918. The main part of the house first appears on the historic aerial of 1940. The garage section (93 Leigh) is not shown on historic aerials as late as 1947 but does appear on the historic aerial of 1953.

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PHOTO FROM 2015 SURVEY


2015 Photo
South (main) elevation


2015 Photo
South and east elevations


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