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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

174-178 Birch Avenue

Current Name

Address

174-178 Birch Avenue

Tax Parcel

1114_6903_12

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

11/12/2015


DESCRIPTION

Setting

This property is located on the south side of Birch Avenue west 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 each side of the building.

Description

The property contains a 2-story, 4-bay vernacular twin. Its cross- gabled roof is clad with asphalt shingles and features small brick chimneys; cornice returns on the north, east, and west elevations; and a coved cornice. The house's frame walls are stuccoed. Fenestration consists primarily of 2x2 double hung sash windows that appear to be original. The main elevation features windows in the tympanum and outer bays. A large pedimented portico with unfluted Tuscan columns shades the two doors in the center bays of the main elevation and has concrete steps leading down to the grade of the lawn. The end walls feature four bays of windows on two floor levels, arranged asymmetrically. A 2-story rear addition is aligned with the western wall of the house; it is also frame, with two bays and a shed roofed porch accessing a side entrance. The house has a stucco clad foundation.


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
North (main) elevation


2015 Photo
North and west elevations


HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHS

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