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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

29 Leigh Avenue

Current Name

Address

29 Leigh Avenue

Tax Parcel

1114_6905_31

Historic District

Witherspoon Jackson HD

Classification

Contributing

Number of Resources

1

Style

Vernacular

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 both sides. The property has a minimal front lawn north of the sidewalk and no off-street parking.

Description

The property contains a 2.5-story, 2-bay vernacular house that faces south. Its key features are its shed-roofed dormer and front porch.

The two-and-a-half-story, two-bay building has a side-gabled cat-slide roof clad in asphalt shingles. The roof of the south (front) elevation of the house features a centered, shed-roof dormer with one, double, one-over-one, double-hung sash window. The house’s walls are clad in aluminum siding. The house’s doors are replacements. The first floor of the south elevation features a recessed, full-length, wood porch with a wrapped pent eave and an off-set front door. The porch is accessed by an off-set, wood staircase with a double, wood balustrade. It features four wood posts that hold up the front of the second floor. The porch is surrounded by a wood balustrade. The front door is flanked by one window to its west. The window is a double, one-over- one, double-hung sash window. On the second floor, there are two, double, one-over-one, double-hung sash windows more or less evenly spaced across the second floor.

The east elevation features on its first floor a small, one-story, two- bay, shed-roof bump-out clad in aluminum siding and located at the north end of this elevation. The bump-out has one double window at its south end. The second floor features two windows centered over the bump-out. The first window is a single window and the second window is a small single window.

The west elevation features on its first floor one small single window towards the back of this elevation. On its second floor, it features one, single, off-set window.

The house’s foundation is clad in stucco.


HISTORY

Built

1920

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

The house was constructed c. 1920. Historic maps indicate that the property was vacant as late as the Sanborn Atlas of 1918. The house is clearly indicated on the 1940 historic aerial.

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PHOTO FROM 2015 SURVEY


2015 Photo
Main (south) elevation


2015 Photo
South and east elevations


2015 Photo
South and east elevations


HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHS

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