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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

52 BIRCH AVE

Current Name

Address

52 BIRCH AVE

Tax Parcel

1114_6905_6

Historic District

Witherspoon Jackson HD

Classification

Contributing

Number of Resources

1

Style

Vernacular

Number of Stories

3

Material

Stucco

Historic Function

Domestic

Current Function

Domestic

Last Entry Update

11/13/2015


DESCRIPTION

Setting

Narrow lot on south side of Birch Ave. with narrow walkways between houses to east and west and flat, front yard approximately 10' back from sidewalk, no trees.

Description

Lot contains tall, 2.5-story, 2-bay, stucco-clad house with front end- gable roof featuring molded and slightly returning wooden eaves, and molded window surrounds with entablatures. Windows themselves are replacements with 6x6 simulated divide lights). Fenestration on main (north) fa├žade has two 3rd level openings which are slightly off center; at 2nd level the 2 openings also off-center, at 1st level a door and window opening aligned with openings above. Door near NE corner has molded surround with entablature. The original, half-glazed door opens under a small gabled porch roof supported by decorative metal posts which rest on a brick porch at grade. The small porch, with slight return pent, may be original to the house. Sides could not be examined.


HISTORY

Built

1908

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

This is one of the early residences on Birch. It is indicated on the 1911 map but not the 1906 map (earlier rendering plant shown on property then).

Sources

Sanborn Atlas


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PHOTO FROM 2015 SURVEY


2015 Photo
North (main) elevation


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