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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

138 Birch Avenue

Current Name

Address

138 Birch Avenue

Tax Parcel

1114_6904_5

Historic District

Witherspoon Jackson HD

Classification

Contributing

Number of Resources

1

Style

Bungalow

Number of Stories

1

Material

Vinyl

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 just east of the intersection with Race 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's drive runs along its west edge.

Description

The house on the property is a front end gabled Bungalow facing north. Its key features include its clipped front gable and porch. The house's roof is clad with asphalt shingles and features a block chimney near the south end of the ridge. The eaves are clad with vinyl, as are the house's walls. Fenestration consists of replacement 1x1 double hung sash windows, arranged mostly symmetrically - with three bays on the north, west, and east elevations. The main elevation features an offset replacement door in the center bay, flanked by windows. The front porch has a gabled roof clad with asphalt shingles and a louvered arched window in its tympanum. Four thin square posts support the eaves of the porch roof and are connected by a thin railing. A set of concrete steps with a brick string leads down to the grade of the front lawn. The side walls feature three bays of windows. The concrete foundation features horizontal basement windows with brick sills. On the rear of the house is a small 1-story addition with a shed roof and vinyl walls.


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


2015 Photo
North and east elevations


HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHS

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