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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

31 Leigh Avenue

Current Name

Address

31 Leigh Avenue

Tax Parcel

1114_6905_32

Historic District

Witherspoon Jackson HD

Classification

Contributing

Number of Resources

1

Style

Vernacular

Number of Stories

2

Material

Aluminum

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 drive along its eastern boundary and a front walk leading from the southwest corner of the house to the sidewalk.

Description

The property contains a 2-story, 3-bay vernacular house that faces south; a 2-story shed-roofed addition occupies its entire north elevation. The house’s key feature is its front porch.

The house has a side-gable roof with asphalt shingles and wood eaves. The house is clad in aluminum siding. Fenestration is roughly symmetrical, with historic windows. The second floor has three 6x6 windows on the main block, aligned over the first floor door and windows. First floor windows are 2x2 double-hung sash units. The front door is located in the west bay of the main elevation; it and the two first floor windows on the main block are shaded by a 1-story, full- length front porch. The porch has a shed roof clad with standing seam tin; three turned wooden posts with dosserets support the eaves of the porch roof and are connected by a low wood balustrade. The porch is accessed by a brick staircase with a single, iron balustrade.

The first floor of the east elevation appears to feature two, single, two-over-two, double-hung sash windows and on its second floor, there appears to be two, single, six-over-six, double-hung sash windows centered over the windows on the first floor.

The second floor of the west elevation features one small window towards the back and there is a small, rectangular window opening (currently boarded up) centered in the gable of this elevation.

There is a two-story, shed-roofed addition to the north (back) elevation of the house. It is clad in aluminum siding. Its east elevation features two single windows on the first floor and two single windows on its second floor that are more or less centered over the windows on the first floor. Its west elevation features two single windows on the first floor and two single windows on its second floor that are more or less centered over the windows on the first floor.

The house’s foundation is clad in stucco.


HISTORY

Built

1915

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

The house was constructed c. 1915. Historic atlases show a vacant lot in this location as late as the Sanborn Atlas of 1911. The Sanborn Atlas of 1918 shows the house in place.

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PHOTO FROM 2015 SURVEY


2015 Photo
Main (south) and east elevations


2015 Photo
South and west elevations


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