This house is a 2-story, 4-bay vernacular twin that is one of two (and
possibly as many as four) houses moved from Baker Street to Birch
part of the Palmer Square development. The house’s main features are
hipped-roofed front porch, low-pitched cross gable, and its chimney
It features a side-gable roof with a low-pitched, front cross-gable
clad with asphalt shinglesand has aluminum eaves and features two,
interior, brick chimneys, one located on the east gable and one located
the west gable. Each chimney sports its own chimney pot. The house is
clad in vinyl siding. All of the house’s windows are replacements.
first floor of the south elevation features a one-story, half-length,
hipped-roofed porch with two front doors in the center, one leading
165 Birch Avenue (east door) and the other leading into 171 Birch
(west door). The porch is accessed by two concrete staircases, one on
end of the porch. It features three iron posts with an iron
The front doorsare flanked on their east by one, single, one-over-one,
double-hung sash window and on their west by a three-sided bay window
a single, fixed-paned window in its center side and one ten-paned
window in each of the other two sides. The bay is topped by an
shingled pent roof.
On the second floor, there is one, single, one-over-one, double-hung
window centered over the window on the first floor of 165 Birch Avenue,
one, single, six-over-one, double-hung sash window centered over the
window on the first floor of 171 Birch Avenue.
There is a two-story, front-gable-roofed addition attached to the north
(rear) elevation of this twin house.This addition forms the upright of
“T”. On the east elevation of the addition, there is a small porch
into the cruck where the addition meets the rear of the core of the
This porch is accessed by a wood staircase and features a hip roof
supported by a single, turned-wood post and with a wood balustrade. On
west elevation of the addition, there is a small porch nestled into the
cruck where the addition meets the rear of the core of the house. This
porch is accessed by a wood staircase and features a hip roof supported
a single, turned-wood post and with a wood balustrade.