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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

54 BIRCH AVE

Current Name

Address

54 BIRCH AVE

Tax Parcel

1114_6905_5

Historic District

Witherspoon Jackson HD

Classification

Contributing

Number of Resources

1

Style

Vernacular

Number of Stories

2

Material

Stucco

Historic Function

Domestic

Current Function

Domestic

Last Entry Update

11/13/2015


DESCRIPTION

Setting

Narrow, flat lot on south side of Birch Ave. was once part of #58 Birch. Small front yard landscaped approx. 10' from sidewalk.

Description

This c. 1020 house is one of the few flat-roofed houses in Witherspoon- Jackson. It is a frame, 3-bay, 2-story, box-like structure with a 2-story rear shed roofed addition. House windows are replacements but do exhibit wooden, lip-lentil surrounds. Main (north) façade has a door and window at 2nd level; door opened onto nearly flat shed-roof of porch (serves as balcony). Porch is full-length and wood. It features wood valance, squared wood posts, wood deck and simple square balustrade, resting on masonry piers with wood lattice. Stairs are concrete with block walls and metal railing. There are doors at each corner at porch indicating separate units on first and 2nd floors. A single window is between doors. (Door to 2nd floor is near NE corner.)

West (right) façade has 3 paired window units at 1st and 2nd levels, aligned. East elevation is obscured.


HISTORY

Built

1920

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

This property was carved off from #58 Birch Avenue between 1918 (not on map) and 1920 (when indicated on map). House c. 1920.

Sources

Sanborn Atlases


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PHOTO FROM 2015 SURVEY


2015 Photo
North and west elevations


2015 Photo
North (main) elevation


HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHS

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