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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

7 Leigh Avenue

Current Name

Address

7 Leigh Avenue

Tax Parcel

1114_6905_21

Historic District

Witherspoon Jackson HD

Classification

Contributing

Number of Resources

2

Style

American Foursquare

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 just west of the intersection with Witherspoon Street. The street has a sidewalk two feet off each side of the road and a line of mature trees on each side as well. The houses on the north side of the street are set back an average of 15 feet from the street. The property’s drive runs along the west boundary.

Description

The primary resource on the property is an American Foursquare house. The key features of the 2.5-story, 3-bay house are its pyramidal roof, hipped dormer, and front porch. The house has asphalt shingles on its pyramidal roof and vinyl-clad eaves. A single dormer is located on the south slope of the roof; it has a hipped roof, vinyl-clad walls, and a centered louvered window. The walls are frame, clad with vinyl, although the first floor wall surface is stuccoed. Windows are replacement 1x1 units, arranged generally symmetrically on the main (south) elevation. The door in the west bay of the first floor, south elevation, is a replacement unit; it and first floor windows feature lip lintels. The front porch is a hipped roof element resting on four turned columns connected by a railing incorporating spindle balusters. A set of concrete stairs in front of the door leads down to the front lawn. The west elevation has a door on grade opening into a small mezzanine accessing the first floor and basement. The stuccoed walls of the basement level feature horizontal basement windows on the side walls.

In the north end of the lot is a 2-car garage. It has a front end gabled roof, vinyl-clad walls above the overhead garage doors, and a stuccoed wall surface.


HISTORY

Built

1920

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

The house was constructed c. 1920. It does not appear on Princeton's Sanborn Atlas of 1918 but is clearly indicated on the historic aerial of 1940.

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PHOTO FROM 2015 SURVEY


2015 Photo
South and east elevations


2015 Photo
West elevation


2015 Photo
Main (south) elevation


HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHS

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