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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

98 Birch Avenue

Current Name

Address

98 Birch Avenue

Tax Parcel

1114_6904_14

Historic District

Witherspoon Jackson HD

Classification

Contributing

Number of Resources

1

Style

Bungalow

Number of Stories

1

Material

Aluminum

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 a Bungalow facing north. Key feature of the 1.5-story, 2-bay building include its dormer and front porch. The hipped roof is clad with asphalt shingles and features a square brick chimney on the ridge. A dormer on the north slope is a hipped roof element with aluminum walls and a 2x2 window (appears historic if not original). The house has wood eaves. The house's frame walls are clad with aluminum siding. Fenestration consists of replacement double hung sash units. On the main elevation, the first floor has a wide window and a replacement door The front porch occupies most of the elevation; it has a nearly flat roof with an entablature clad with aluminum siding. Four square columns support the eaves of the porch and are connected by a thin railing with turned balusters. A set of concrete steps leads down from the door to the grade of the front lawn. The side walls feature two windows on the first floor. The house has a concrete foundation with horizontal basement windows.


HISTORY

Built

1918

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

The house was constructed in the year 1918. The Sanborn atlas of that year shows the house under construction. The house appears on all subsequent historic aerials.

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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


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