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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

13 Leigh Avenue

Current Name

Address

13 Leigh Avenue

Tax Parcel

1114_6905_23

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

11/12/2015


DESCRIPTION

Setting

This property is located on the north side of Leigh Avenue just west of the intersection with Witherspoon Street. Leigh Avenue is a residential street with a tree-lined sidewalk on each side. Paved drives lead north along the east and west boundaries of the property to provide off-street parking.

Description

The property contains a 2-story, 2-bay vernacular house facing south, with a small rear addition. The house has a front end gabled orientation; the roof features vinyl eaves. The frame walls are clad with aluminum siding. Fenestration consists of replacement 1x1 double hung sash windows, spaced slightly asymmetrically. The main (south) elevation has two bays of windows on the two main levels below a small centered 1x1 attic window; windows feature inoperable shutters. The entrance is located near the southwest corner of the main elevation; it appears to be an original French door with multiple inset lights. East of the door is a paired 6x1 window. The front porch extends along most of the main elevation; it has a hipped roof clad with asphalt shingles and supported by iron posts.

The side walls feature two bays of windows, not spaced symmetrically. The stucco-clad foundation features horizontal basement windows.

The rear addition is a 1-story section with a shed roof, aluminum walls, and a concrete foundation.


HISTORY

Built

1910

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

The house was constructed c. 1910. The Sanborn atlas of 1906 shows a vacant lot in this location. The house appears on the Sanborn atlas of 1911 and on all later historic atlases.

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PHOTO FROM 2015 SURVEY


2015 Photo
Main (south) and east elevations.


2015 Photo
South and west elevations.


HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHS

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