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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

69 Leigh Avenue

Current Name

Address

69 Leigh Avenue

Tax Parcel

1114_6904_28

Historic District

Witherspoon Jackson HD

Classification

Contributing

Number of Resources

1

Style

Dutch Colonial Revival

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 near the center of the block between the intersections with John and Race Streets. 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.

Description

This house is atwo-and-a-half-story, two-bay, Dutch Colonial Revival building and its main features are its shed-roof dormers and hipped-roofed porch. It features a front-gambrel roof clad in asphalt shingles; its eaves are clad in aluminum siding. The house also is clad inaluminum siding. All of the house’s windows and doors are replacements.

The first floor of the south (front) elevation features a one-story, full- length, hipped-roof, wood porch and an off-set front door. The porch is accessed by an off-set, concrete staircase with a double, iron balustrade. It features three square wood columns and a wood balustrade. The front door is flanked by one, triple, one-over-one, double-hung sash window to its west. On the second floor, there are two, single, one-over-one, double-hung sash windows; one is centered over the front door, the other is centered over the triple window on the first floor. There is a small, single, three-paned lunette window centered in the gable.

The second floor of the east elevation features a full-length, shed-roofed dormer with one, single, one-over-one, double-hung sash window on its south end and two, single, one-over-one, double-hung sash windows on its north end.

The second floor of the west elevation features a full-length, shed-roofed dormer with one, single, one-over-one, double-hung sash window on its south end and two, single, one-over-one, double-hung sash windows on its north end.

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

The house’s foundation is clad in stucco.


HISTORY

Built

1925

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

The house was constructed c. 1925. 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 elevation


2015 Photo
South and west elevations


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