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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

65 Leigh Avenue

Current Name

Address

65 Leigh Avenue

Tax Parcel

1114_6904_26

Historic District

Witherspoon Jackson HD

Classification

Noncontributing

Number of Resources

1

Style

Vernacular

Number of Stories

2

Material

Vinyl

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

Description

The house is a 2-story vernacular building constructed in two separate campaigns; both sections were heavily altered in the late 20th century and now have a modern appearance. Both sections have a gable end facing Leigh Avenue; the roofs are clad with asphalt shingles and feature vinyl eaves. The frame wall surface is clad with a brick veneer on the first floor and vinyl siding on the second floor. All windows are paired 1x1 replacement units which are not aligned symmetrically over the wall surface. The older section, near Leigh Avenue, is not as wide as the rear addition; it features the main entrance near the southeast corner of the main (south) elevation. The addition has a block chimney near its southeast corner.


HISTORY

Built

1915

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

The house was constructed c. 1915. Historic maps show a vacant lot in this location as late as the Sanborn Atlas of 1911. The Sanborn Atlas of 1918 is the first to show the house, although only the southern portion of the house appears. By the time of the 1940 historic aerial, the original house had been extended to the rear. In the late 20th century (1970s?), the house was substantially altered in its appearance, resulting in its recommended noncontributing status.

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2015 Photo
Main (south) elevation


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