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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

68 BIRCH AVE

Current Name

Address

68 BIRCH AVE

Tax Parcel

1114_6905_2

Historic District

Witherspoon Jackson HD

Classification

Contributing

Number of Resources

1

Style

Vernacular

Number of Stories

2

Material

Aluminum

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 yard approximately 8' from sidewalk is split by property walk to steps.

Description

This lot contains a single house that is among 2 built here around 1915 that what were double houses and now they are singles. It is a 2-story, 3-bay, frame structure with and asphalt-shingled, end-gabled roof, aluminum siding, and a 1-story rear addition with a high shed roof. Main (north) façade faces north and contains wooden eaves over two small 2nd level windows near corners (All house windows are 1x1 sash replacements). At 1st level asymmetrical openings with replacement door near NW corner and two windows. (A second door to east unit would also have been located here.)Main feature is its standing-seam, hippped porch roof. Porch, sitting on wood deck supported by masonry piers, is enclosed. Foundation appears to be stone.

East or left elevation shows long sloping addition roof. Fenestration: 1 small window near SE corner of core at 2nd level; at first level 4 units including one in addition. West façade has 1 windows near SW corner at 2nd level; 1st level has three windows including one on addition.


HISTORY

Built

1915

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

One of two houses (64 and 86 Birch) constructed here around 1915 (houses show on 1918 map but not 1911 map) that were originally constructed as double homes or twins.

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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