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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

28 BIRCH AVE

Current Name

Address

28 BIRCH AVE

Tax Parcel

1114_6905_12

Historic District

Witherspoon Jackson HD

Classification

Noncontributing

Number of Resources

1

Style

Vernacular

Number of Stories

2

Material

Aluminum

Historic Function

Domestic

Current Function

Last Entry Update

11/13/2015


DESCRIPTION

Setting

Narrow lot on south side of Birch Ave. in densely built-out area. Lot is flat with 10' deep front yard and brick walk connecting sidewalk to steps. House built near west property line; east side yard.

Description

Lot contains a frame, 2-story, 3-bay residence with an asphalt shingled, front end gabled roof and aluminum sided walls (clapboard on 2nd floor; aluminum board and batten first floor). Two brick chimneys at crest. One story shed-roofed rear addition. Windows on house are 1x1 replacement sash units, most with faux shutters. Each have thick surround due to smaller replacement windows. Eaves are aluminum-clad. Main (north)elevation fenestration: single regular window centered under crest at 2nd level: 3 slightly off-center windows with faux shutters; 1st level: original wall covered by enclosed porch (design making house noncontributing). Full- length, hipped-roofed porch has vinyl sided enclosure walls with 4 windows and door at NW corner facing street. Steps from door reach grade and brick walk walk to sidewalk. East (left) elevation has aligned windows on both floors: three grouped win windows on south 2/3s of elevation and 1 closer to NE corner. West ele elevation is solid.


HISTORY

Built

1910

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

One of just 2 houses built before 1911 (after 1906) on this block of Birch Avenue.

Sources

Sanborn Atlases


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PHOTO FROM 2015 SURVEY


2015 Photo
North and east elevations


2015 Photo
North (main) elevation


2015 Photo
North and west elevations


HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHS

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