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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

146 Birch Avenue

Current Name

Address

146 Birch Avenue

Tax Parcel

1114_6904_3

Historic District

Witherspoon Jackson HD

Classification

Contributing

Number of Resources

1

Style

American Foursquare

Number of Stories

2

Material

Stucco

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 2.5-story, 2-bay American Foursquare house. Its pyramidal roof is clad with asphalt shingles and features a small brick chimney centered on the roof; the eaves are wood. A hipped roof dormer is located on the north slope of the roof; it has aluminum walls and a replacement 1x1 double hung sash window. The house's frame walls are stuccoed. Fenestration consists of replacement 1x1 windows with prominent lintels and sills; those on the north elevation feature inoperable 2-paneled shutters. Windows are arranged in two bays on each elevation. The main elevation features an original door in the east bay with three inset lights above the lock rail and a paired window unit in the west bay. The door opens below a braced hood onto a set of concrete steps with an iron railing. The house has a stucco over concrete foundation. On the rear of the house is a small addition with a shed roof and stuccoed walls.


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 west elevations


2015 Photo
North (main) elevation


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