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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

14-16 Birch Avenue

Current Name

Address

14-16 Birch Avenue

Tax Parcel

1114_6905_14

Historic District

Witherspoon Jackson HD

Classification

Contributing

Number of Resources

1

Style

Bungalow

Number of Stories

1

Material

Aluminum

Historic Function

Domestic

Current Function

Domestic

Last Entry Update

11/30/2015


DESCRIPTION

Setting

Wooded lot with east side yard and front yard, on south side of Birch.

Description

This small, 1.5-story, 3-bay bungalow faces north onto Birch Avenue. Aside from large side dormer it is rather intact. It has a hipped roof clad in asphalt shingles (appears like slate), and what appear to be the original wooden German-sided walls. Frame building on rough concrete foundation (probably over stone). The 2x2 sash windows appear original. Front (north) façade has hipped-roofed gable dormer centered at crest. Small shed roofed rear addition. Side profiles of shed roofed side dormers impact elevation. Roof profile changes sloop over full-length front porch. Front porch supported newer turned wooden posts. Main entrance, may be original centered under dormer and flanked by larger 2x2 windows. Small set of concrete steps centered opposite door lead to grade. Porch is frame.

Left or east elevation is dominated by 3-windowed shed dormer. Fenestration on first level, east side: 3 spaced windows with wood surrounds and door on rear addition. West façade also shows side dormer w with just one off-center window. Fenestration on first level: 3 spaced w windows with wooden surrounds.


HISTORY

Built

1920

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

House first appears on 1927 Sanborn map; does not appear on 1918 map.

Sources

Sanborn Atlases.


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PHOTO FROM 2015 SURVEY


2015 Photo
North and west elevations


2015 Photo
North (main) elevation


2015 Photo
North and east elevations


HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHS

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