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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

142 Birch Avenue

Current Name

Address

142 Birch Avenue

Tax Parcel

1114_6904_4

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

11/12/2015


DESCRIPTION

Setting

This property is located on the south side of Birch Avenue east of the intersection with Race Street. Birch Avenue is a residential street with a tree-lined sidewalk on each side. Parking is located on a drive running along the west side of the building.

Description

The property contains a 2-story, 2-bay vernacular house with a front end gabled orientation. Its roof is clad with asphalt shingles and features a small stuccoed chimney centered on the ridge; the eaves are clad with vinyl. The frame walls of the house are also clad with vinyl siding. Fenestration consists mostly of replacement 1x1 double hung sash windows; many windows feature inoperable 2-paneled shutters. The main (north) elevation features a small attic louver in the peak of the gable, two second floor windows, and a replacement door and a paired window on the first floor. An oversized gabled front porch extends along most of the elevation; three square Tuscan columns support the eaves and are connected by a low wall. A set of concrete steps in front of the door leads down to the grade of the front lawn. The side walls feature a small number of windows on each floor level, not aligned vertically. The house has a stucco over concrete foundation with horizontal basement windows.


HISTORY

Built

1920

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

The house was constructed c. 1920. Historic maps show a vacant lot in this location as late as the Sanborn atlas of 1918. The house first appears on the historic aerial of 1940.

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PHOTO FROM 2015 SURVEY


2015 Photo
North and east elevations


2015 Photo
West elevation


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