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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

223 Birch Avenue

Current Name

Address

223 Birch Avenue

Tax Parcel

1114_6902_64

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

10/31/2015


DESCRIPTION

Setting

This property is located on the north side of Birch Avenue east of the intersection with Bayard Lane. Birch Avenue is a residential street with a tree-lined sidewalk on each side. The property has a small front lawn off the sidewalk and a drive along the west side of the property.

Description

This house is a two-and-a-half-story, three-bay, Late Victorian building and its main architectural feature is its hipped-roof porch. It features a front-gable roof that is clad with asphalt shingles. There is anexterior brick chimney located at the front of the east elevation. The house is clad in aluminum siding.The south (front) elevation of the house features aone-story, full-length, hipped-roof porch and an off-set front door. The porch roof is clad in metal. The porch is accessed by a concrete staircase. It features three, square, half-columns that support the roof and are in turn supported by concrete piers. Between the piers is a low, aluminum-clad parapet. The off-set front door is flanked by one, five- paned sidelight on each side. The door unit is flanked to its east by one, double, four-over-one, double-hung sash window.

On the second floor, there is one, single, four-over-one, double-hung sash window centered more or less over the front door and one, double, four- over-one, double-hung sash window centered more or less over the double window on the first floor. There is one, small, double, one-over-one, double-hung sash window centered in the gable of this elevation.

There is a one-story, aluminum-sided addition to the north (rear) elevation of the house.

The house’s foundation is clad in stucco.


HISTORY

Built

1930

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

The house was constructed c. 1930. Historic maps and Sanborn Atlases show a vacant parcel in this location as late as 1918. [The historic atlas of 1930 does not cover Birch Avenue.] The house first appears on the historic aerial of 1940 and appears on all subsequent historic aerials.

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PHOTO FROM 2015 SURVEY


2015 Photo
South and west elevations


2015 Photo
South (main) elevation


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