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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

36 BIRCH AVE

Current Name

Address

36 BIRCH AVE

Tax Parcel

1114_6905_10

Historic District

Witherspoon Jackson HD

Classification

Contributing

Number of Resources

1

Style

Vernacular

Number of Stories

2

Material

Machine Shing

Historic Function

Domestic

Current Function

Domestic

Last Entry Update

11/13/2015


DESCRIPTION

Setting

One of several front-end gables on this part of Birch Avenue. Flat, narrow lot on south side of the avenue with no driveway. Landscaped with low planting on narrow front yard between house and sidewalk.

Description

Lot contains a frame, 2-story, 2-bay residence with an asphalt shingled, front end gabled roof and walls clad machine shingles on 2nd level and stucco on first level. All windows on house are 1x1 sash replacements with framed with wood surrounds and lip lintels. Main (north) façade contains aluminum clad gable eaves. Fenestration here: sash window centered under crest; 2nd level: two off center windows; 1st level: door at NW corner aligned with window above, two additional 1x1 windows not aligned. Full-length porch with low pitched hipped-roof. Enclosed porch (windows). Porch roof supported by turned posts with valance above and resting on wood deck. Deck is supported by 3 masonry piers. Masonry steps with metal railings opposite door lead to grade. Small 1-story rear addition. Banded stucco chimney near rear at crest.

East (left) elevation has four aligned windows on each floor. West façade has 2 windows at second floor and 2 at first, not aligned.


HISTORY

Built

1920

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

On of several front-end gabled houses here constructed around 1920 according to maps.

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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