Princeton’s Historic Resources     A Service of the Historic Preservation Commission

Home   2015 Survey   Search   Districts   Styles   Classes

   91 Leigh Avenue

PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

91 Leigh Avenue

Current Name

Address

91 Leigh Avenue

Tax Parcel

1114_6903_16

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 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. A concrete walk leads from the front door of the house to the sidewalk.

Description

This house is a two-and-a-half-story, two-bay, vernacular building and its main architectural features are its weatherboard and wood shingle siding, steeply pitched roof, and hipped roof porch. It features a steeply- pitched, front-gable roof that is clad with slate shingles and that has curved wood bargeboards. There is a center, interior, banded, brick chimney located towards the back of the roof ridge. The first floor of the house is clad in weatherboard and the second floor and gable are clad in wood shingles.The south (front) elevation of the house features a one- story, full-length, hipped-roof porch clad in tin and an off-set front door. The porch is accessed by a wood staircase with a single, iron balustrade. It features three turned-wood posts that support the roof. The off-set front door is flanked by one, single, two-over-two, double-hung sash window to its west.

On the second floor, there are two, single, two-over-two, double-hung sash windows, one is centered more or less over the front door and the other one is centered more or less over the first floor window. There is one, small, single, two-over-two, double-hung sash window centered in the gable of this elevation.

There is a one-story addition to the north (rear) elevation.


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 house first appears on the historic aerial of 1940. [Note: the atlas of 1930 does not cover the north side of Leigh Avenue.]

Sources


LINKS AND ATTACHMENTS

UPDATE

If you have additional information or corrections to the existing information, send an email to ekim@princetonnj.gov.
Submitted information is reviewed by the Princeton HPC prior to updating the database.


PHOTO FROM 2015 SURVEY


2015 Photo
South (main) elevation


2015 Photo
South and east elevations


2015 Photo
South and west elevations


HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHS

All information on this site is © the Princeton HPC and should not be used without attribution.