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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

57 Leigh Avenue

Current Name

Address

57 Leigh Avenue

Tax Parcel

1114_6904_22

Historic District

Witherspoon Jackson HD

Classification

Contributing

Number of Resources

1

Style

American Foursquare

Number of Stories

2

Material

Brick

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 John 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, and off-street parking is located along a paved drive along the east boundary of the property.

Description

This house is a two-and-a-half-story, three-bay, American Foursquare building and its main features are a hipped-roof dormerand aflat-roof front porch. It features a hipped roof that is clad with asphalt shinglesand has wood eaves. The house is constructed of common-bond brick. All of the house’s windows are replacements. The roof of the south (front) elevation of the house features a centered, hipped-roof dormer with one, double, one- over-one, double-hung sash window. The first floor of the south elevation features a one-story, full-length,flat-roofed, wood and brick porch and an off-set front door. The porch is accessed by an off-set concretestaircase that leads to the front door and that has a single, wood balustrade. It features two brick pillars, one on either end of the porch, with two wood Tuscan columns spaced evenly between the two; it also has a wood balustrade. The front door is flanked by two, double, one-over-one, double-hung sash windows to its west. On the second floor, there aretwo, single, one-over-one, double-hung sash windows centered over the windows on the first floor.

The roof of the east elevation features a large, shed-roof dormer that has one, double, one-over-one, double-hung sash window.

There is a two-story addition on the north (rear) elevation of this house.

The house’s foundation is constructed of brick.


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 indicated on the historic aerial of 1940.

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PHOTO FROM 2015 SURVEY


2015 Photo
Main (south) elevation


2015 Photo
East elevation


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