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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

12 Birch Avenue

Current Name

Address

12 Birch Avenue

Tax Parcel

1114_6905_16

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 south side of Birch Avenue just west of the intersection with Witherspoon Street. Birch Avenue is a residential street with a tree-lined sidewalk on each side. Parking is located on a drive running along the east side of the building.

Description

The property contains the western half of a 2-story, 4-bay vernacular twin. The two sections of the building have entirely different cladding. The front end gabled building has a small concrete chimney at the south end of the ridge and a block chimney along the west side of the building. In the peak of the front gable is a half-circular attic window shared by the two interior units. The building has frame walls clad with aluminum siding on the main (north) elevation and the second floor of the west elevation; the first floor of the west elevation is clad with wood siding. Windows are replacement 1x1 double hung sash units with lip lintels. The front porch is a hipped roof element with unfluted Tuscan columns connected by a railing; the railing flows down the frame steps centered on the main elevation. On the porch, the replacement front door is located in the east bay. The west side of the house features two windows on the first and second floors; the south window on the first floor is a paired unit. The house has a concrete foundation.


HISTORY

Built

1920

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

The house was constructed c. 1920. Historic maps show a vacant parcel in this location as late as the Sanborn atlas of 1918. The house appears on the historic aerial of 1940 and on all later historic atlases.

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PHOTO FROM 2015 SURVEY


2015 Photo
North (main) elevation


2015 Photo
North and west elevations


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