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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

64 BIRCH AVE

Current Name

Address

64 BIRCH AVE

Tax Parcel

1114_6905_3

Historic District

Witherspoon Jackson HD

Classification

Contributing

Number of Resources

1

Style

Vernacular

Number of Stories

2

Material

Vinyl

Historic Function

Domestic

Current Function

Domestic

Last Entry Update

11/13/2015


DESCRIPTION

Setting

This lot is lightly shaded and located on south side of Birch Ave. Densely built part of street with paved drive along east side of lot. Small front yarard approximately 8' from sidewalk is split by property walk to steps.

Description

Description This lot contains a single house that was originally built as a twin around 1915(as was 68 Birch Avenue). It is a 2-2-story, 3-bay, frame structure with and asphalt-shingled, end-gabled roof, vinyl siding. Main façade faces north with two 6x6 windows at 2nd level.(All house windows are sash replacements with simulated divided lights). Main (north elevation: at 1st level, windows aligned with windows above. Replacement door off-center towards left or east. (Originally a second door to serve other unit would have been located here as well.) Small, gabled roofed front porch centered on elevation. Supported by 2 square posts on frame decking. Wide steps are centered with iron railings and lead to grade. Foundation may be stucco over stone. East or left elevation shows odd fenestration arrangement: 2nd level: 2 sash openings; 1st level: 4 windows including one that appears to light stairway to 2nd floor. This pattern is repeated on west façade.


HISTORY

Built

1915

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

Numbers 64 and 68 Birch Avenues were built, according to maps, as twin houses (each with 2 units) around 1915.

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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