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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

182 Birch Avenue

Current Name

Address

182 Birch Avenue

Tax Parcel

1114_6903_11

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 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, 3-bay vernacular house with some Colonial Revival details. Its end-gabled roof is clad with asphalt shingles, and the minimal eaves are aluminum. The house's frame walls are clad with aluminum siding. Fenestration consists primarily of replacement 1x1 double hung sash windows; those on the main (north) elevation feature inoperable louvered shutters. The main elevation features windows in the western two bays. The eastern bay has no second floor window; the bay contains a replacement door on the first floor, opening below a single light transom. The front porch is a hipped element; its roof is clad with asphalt shingles, and three turned posts connected by a thin railing support the eaves. A set of concrete steps leads down to the grade of the front lawn. The house has a concrete foundation with horizontal basement windows.

The end walls of the house are similar in design. Each end features a tripartite attic window (replacement) above a noticeable frieze type board along the eaveline. The lower floors feature windows on two floor levels, spaced asymmetrically. On the rear of the house (south elevation) is a shed-roofed porch, the eastern half of which is enclosed with aluminum cladding.


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


2015 Photo
North and east elevations


HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHS

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