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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

77 Leigh Avenue

Current Name

Address

77 Leigh Avenue

Tax Parcel

1114_6904_31

Historic District

Witherspoon Jackson HD

Classification

Contributing

Number of Resources

1

Style

Vernacular

Number of Stories

2

Material

Aluminum

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 east 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 north of the sidewalk. A concrete walk leads from the front door of the house to the sidewalk, and a drive along the east boundary provides off-street parking.

Description

This house is a two-and-a-half-story, three-bay, vernacular building and its main architectural features are its steeply-pitched roof and hipped- roof porch. It features a steeply-pitched, front-gable roof that is clad with asphalt shingles and that has wood eaves. There is a center, interior, banded brick chimney located towards the back of the roof ridge. The house is clad in aluminum siding.All of the house’s windows are replacements. 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 wood staircase with a double, wood balustrade with wood newel posts. It features three square columns that support the roof. The off-set front door is flanked by a one-story, three-sided bay to its west. There is one, single, one-over-over, double-hung sash window on each side of the bay.

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

The house’s foundation is clad in stucco.


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 is clearly shown on the historic aerial of 1940. [Note: the atlas of 1930 does not include the north side of Leigh Avenue.]

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PHOTO FROM 2015 SURVEY


2015 Photo
South and east elevations


2015 Photo
South (main) elevation


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