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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

47 Leigh Avenue

Current Name

Address

47 Leigh Avenue

Tax Parcel

1114_6904_19

Historic District

Witherspoon Jackson HD

Classification

Contributing

Number of Resources

1

Style

American Foursquare

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 just west of its intersection with John Street. Leigh Avenue is a residential street with a tree-lined sidewalk on both sides. The property has a two-track drive along its western boundary for off-street parking.

Description

This house is a 2.5-story, 3-bay, American Foursquare building facing south. Its main features are its hipped-roof front dormer and a hipped- roof front porch.

The house’s pyramidal roof is clad with asphalt shingles and has vinyl- clad eaves. A centered, hipped-roof dormer is located on the south slope of the roof and contains a small 1x1 double hung sash window. The house’s walls are clad in vinyl siding. All windows and doors are replacement units, most of which are 1x1 double hung sash units. On the main (south) elevation, the second floor has an inset oval window that reduced the historic window west of a 1x1 window. The first floor has a door in the west bay and two windows. The first floor of the south elevation features a one-story, full- length, hipped-roofed, wood porch with four turned-wood posts and a turned-wood balustrade; it is accessed by an off-set concrete staircase before the front door.

The east and west side walls feature windows on the first and second floors that are not aligned vertically; the west elevation has a door that opens on grade through the cast stone foundation.

At the rear of the property, there is a one-and-a-half-story, two-bay, gambrel-roofed, concrete block garage.


HISTORY

Built

1920

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

The house was constructed c. 1920. Historic atlases show a vacant lot in this location as late as the Sanborn Atlas of 1918. American Foursquare houses went out of style around 1930, which suggests that the house was constructed in the 1920s. The house is shown on the historic aerial of 1940.

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PHOTO FROM 2015 SURVEY


2015 Photo
South and west elevations


2015 Photo
East elevation


2015 Photo
Detail of front porch, south elevation


HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHS

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