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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

19 Leigh Avenue

Current Name

Address

19 Leigh Avenue

Tax Parcel

1114_6905_26

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 house stands on the north side of Leigh Avenue west of the intersection with Witherspoon Street. The street has a sidewalk and a line of mature trees off each side of the road. The property has a front lawn approximately 15 feet deep, and a property drive runs along its west boundary.

Description

The house on the property is a 2-story vernacular building that faces south. Its key features include its pyramidal roof, cube massing, and front porch. The pyramidal roof is clad with asphalt shingles and features vinyl-clad eaves. The house’s frame walls are clad in vinyl siding. The house’s doors are replacements. The first floor of the south elevation features a one-story, hipped-roofed, full-length, wood porch and an off-set front door. The porch is accessed by an off-set wooden staircase that leads to the front door and that features a double, wood balustrade with four turned-wood newel posts. The porch features three wood Doric columns and a wood balustrade. The front door is flanked by one triple window. The center and eastern-most sections have one, six-over-six, double-hung sash window each. The western most section has a floor to ceiling, fixed, single-pane window. On the second floor, there are two, single, one-over-one, double-hung sash windows, one centered over the front door and one centered over the triple window on the first floor. The east elevation appears to feature one, single, six-over-one, double-hung sash window at the front of its first floor and one, single, six-over-one, double-hung sash window at the front of its second floor. The west elevation features one, single, six-over-one, double-hung sash window at the front of its first floor and one, single, six-over-one, double-hung, sash window centered on its second floor. There is a one-story, vinyl clad addition on its north (back) elevation.


HISTORY

Built

1920

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

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

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PHOTO FROM 2015 SURVEY


2015 Photo
Main (south) and west elevations.


2015 Photo
South and east elevations.


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