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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

15-15 1/2 Leigh Avenue

Current Name

Address

15-15 1/2 Leigh Avenue

Tax Parcel

1114_6905_24

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

This property is located on the north side of Leigh Avenue west of the intersection with Witherspoon Street. Leigh Avenue is a residential street with a tree-lined sidewalk on each side. A minimal front lawn is located north of the sidewalk, and off-street parking is located along a paved drive along the east boundary of the property.

Description

The house is a 2-story, 4-bay vernacular twin. The building has a front end gabled orientation, facing south to the street. The roof is clad with asphalt shingles and features vinyl eaves. The frame walls are clad with aluminum siding. Windows are replacement 1x1 double hung sash units; those on the main (south) elevation feature inoperable louvered shutters. Windows are aligned on each wall. The main (south) elevation has two windows on each level (attic, second floor, and first floor). Doors (replacement units) accessing the two interior units are located in the middle of the south elevation. A full-length front porch shades these doors; it has a hipped roof clad with asphalt shingles and supported by thin turned columns with a light railing. Concrete stairs lead down to the grade of the front lawn. The house has a concrete foundation.


HISTORY

Built

1910

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

The house was constructed c. 1910. Historic maps show a vacant lot in this location as late as the Sanborn Atlas of 1906. The Sanborn atlas of 1911 and succeeding maps shows the twin in this location.

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PHOTO FROM 2015 SURVEY


2015 Photo
Main (south) and east elevations.


2015 Photo
South elevation.


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