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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

35 Leigh Avenue

Current Name

Address

35 Leigh Avenue

Tax Parcel

1114_6905_34

Historic District

Witherspoon Jackson HD

Classification

Contributing

Number of Resources

1

Style

Dutch Colonial Revival

Number of Stories

2

Material

Vinyl

Historic Function

Domestic

Current Function

Domestic

Last Entry Update

10/31/2015


DESCRIPTION

Setting

The property is located on the north side of Leigh Avenue east of the intersection with John Street. Leigh Avenue is a residential street with a tree-lined sidewalk on each side. The property has a minimal front lawn north of the sidewalk and a drive along its east boundary.

Description

The property is the location of a Dutch Colonial Revival house that faces south. The 2-story, 2-bay core has a 1-story rear shed addition on its north end. Key features of the house include its long, shed- roofed dormers, gambrel roof, half-circle attic window, and front porch.

The house core has a front-gambrel roof clad in asphalt shingles; its eaves are clad in vinyl siding. As with all examples of the second phase of the Dutch Colonial Revival style, long shed dormers on either side of the building occupy the bulk of the lower slope of the gambrel, leaving a minimal rake on the end walls and a pent along the side walls. The house’s frame walls are clad with vinyl siding. All windows are replacement units, most of which are 6x1 double hung sash windows. On the main (south) elevation, a 4-light lunette attic window is located in the peak of the gambrel. The second floor has two windows, and the first floor has a paired window west of the entrance. The door is a replacement window with small rising lights in the upper third of the door. The front porch is a 1-story, full-length element with a hipped roof. The eaves of the porch are supported by three square wood columns that stand on a low, wood parapet clad in vinyl siding. A set of brick stairs in front of the door leads down to grade between iron railings.

The side walls are similar in appearance. The shed-roofed dormers on each side have 1x1 double hung sash windows: two on the east elevation and three on the west. The west slope of the gambrel is the location of the house’s stuccoed chimney. On the east elevation, the first floor has three windows: from south to north, a small single-pane window and two paired 1x1 double hung sash units. The west elevation has a centered 1x1 double hung sash window and a small single-light unit to the north. There is a one-story, shed-roofed addition on the east side of the north (back) elevation that is clad in vinyl siding.

The house’s foundation is clad in concrete.


HISTORY

Built

1920

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. Most examples of the second phase of the Dutch Colonial Revival style date to the decade 1925 to 1935. The earliest cartographic evidence of the house is the historic aerial of 1940.

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PHOTO FROM 2015 SURVEY


2015 Photo
South and east elevations


2015 Photo
Main (south) elevation


2015 Photo
South and west elevations


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