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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

94 Birch Avenue

Current Name

Address

94 Birch Avenue

Tax Parcel

1114_6904_15

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

This property is located on the south side of Birch Avenue west of the intersection with John Street. Birch Avenue has a tree-lined sidewalk on both sides. Properties on the south side of the street have a small front lawn between the sidewalk and the houses. The property has no off-street parking.

Description

The building on the property is an American Foursquare facing north. The key features of the house are its hipped dormer and massing. The pyramidal roof is clad with asphalt shingles and features aluminum eaves. The dormer on the north slope has a hipped roof, asphalt- shingled walls, and a 2x2 window that appears to be original. The house's walls are stuccoed with an aluminum frieze. Fenestration consists of replacement 1x1 double hung sash units. On the main elevation, the second floor features two windows, neither aligned over the window or door on the first floor. The door is located in the east bay; it is a replacement unit opening onto the front porch. The porch has a hipped roof, aluminum-clad frieze, and iron corner posts. A set of concrete steps leads from the door down to the grade of the front lawn. The side walls feature two bays of windows. The house has a concrete foundation.


HISTORY

Built

1920

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

The house was constructed c. 1920. Historic maps and atlases show a vacant lot in this location as late as the Sanborn atlas of 1918. The Franklin Survey atlas of 1930 does not document properties north of Leigh Avenue. The house first appears on the historic aerial of 1940 and appears on all subsequent aerials.

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PHOTO FROM 2015 SURVEY


2015 Photo
North and west elevations


2015 Photo
North (main) elevation


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