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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

33 Leigh Avenue

Current Name

Address

33 Leigh Avenue

Tax Parcel

1114_6905_33

Historic District

Witherspoon Jackson HD

Classification

Contributing

Number of Resources

1

Style

American Foursquare

Number of Stories

2

Material

Wood

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 both sides. The property has a minimal front lawn with a sidewalk leading from its southeast corner to the main sidewalk. The property drive runs along the east boundary.

Description

The property contains a 2.5-story, 2-bay American Foursquare house facing south to Leigh Avenue. Its key features are its pyramidal roof, hipped roof dormer, shingle cladding, multi-part windows, and front porch.

The house’s pyramidal roof is clad with asphalt shingles and features wood eaves. The south slope of the roof features a centered, hipped- roof dormer with a 1x1 double-hung sash window. The house’s walls are clad with wood shingles on the second floor and wood siding on the first floor. All of the house’s windows and doors are replacement units. On the main elevation, the second floor has two sets of paired 1x1 windows. The front door is flanked by one, triple, one-over-one, double-hung sash window to its east. The first floor of the south elevation features a one-story, full-length, hipped-roof, wood porch and an off-set front door. The porch features three Doric columns and a wood balustrade. The porch is accessed by an off-set concrete staircase that leads to the front door and that has a double, iron balustrade.

The east elevation features a center door slightly below grade flanked by one, small, single window at the front of the first floor and one double window at the back of this floor. The second floor features two windows more or less centered over the windows on the first floor.

The west elevation features one center double window flanked to its north by one, small double window on the first floor. The second floor features one center double window flanked to its north by one single window. There is a chimney clad in stucco located off the northwest corner of the roof.

The house’s foundation is clad in stucco.


HISTORY

Built

1920

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

The house was constructed c. 1920. Historic maps show the property as vacant as late as the Sanborn Atlas of 1918. The house appears on the historic aerial of 1940.

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PHOTO FROM 2015 SURVEY


2015 Photo
Main (south) elevation


2015 Photo
South and east elevations


2015 Photo
South and west elevations


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