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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

147 Birch Avenue

Current Name

Address

147 Birch Avenue

Tax Parcel

1114_6902_50

Historic District

Witherspoon Jackson HD

Classification

Noncontributing

Number of Resources

1

Style

Vernacular

Number of Stories

2

Material

Vinyl

Historic Function

Domestic

Current Function

Domestic

Last Entry Update

10/31/2015


DESCRIPTION

Setting

The property is located on the north 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. The property has a small front lawn off the sidewalk. A paved drive runs along the western boundary to provide off-street parking.

Description

This house is a two-and-a-half-story, three-bay, T-shaped mid-20th century vernacular building and its main features are its low-pitched cross gable and its recessed front door. It features a side-gable roof with a low- pitched, front cross-gable that is clad with asphalt shingles and has vinyl eaves and features one, interior, vinyl-clad chimney located on the east end of its north slope.The house is clad in vinyl siding. All of the house’s windows are replacements and are either one-over-one, double-hung sash windows or single, fixed-pane windows.

There is a two-story, front-gable-roofed addition attached to the north (rear) elevation of this house.This addition forms the upright of the “T”.


HISTORY

Built

1950

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

The house was constructed c. 1950. Historic maps and Sanborn Atlases show a vacant parcel in this location as late as 1918. The house does not appear on historic aerials as late as 1947 but does appear on the historic aerials of 1953 and later. Note: the 1930 atlas does not cover houses along Birch Avenue.

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2015 Photo
South and west elevations


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