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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

129 Birch Avenue

Current Name

Address

129 Birch Avenue

Tax Parcel

1114_6902_46

Historic District

Witherspoon Jackson HD

Classification

Noncontributing

Number of Resources

1

Style

Vernacular

Number of Stories

1

Material

Aluminum

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 near the center of the block between the intersections with John and Race Streets. 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 paved drive along the west boundary of the parcel.

Description

This house is a one-story, five-bay,side-gable, ranch house clad in aluminum siding. It features a three-sided bay window on its west (front) elevation, south of its front door, and an exterior, stucco-clad chimney on its north gable. There is tripartite window centered in its south gable.


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 historic atlas of 1930 does not cover Birch Avenue.] Historic aerials as late as 1947 show a vacant lot in this location. The house appears on the historic aerial of 1953 and all subsequent aerials.

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PHOTO FROM 2015 SURVEY


2015 Photo
South and east elevations


2015 Photo
South and west elevations


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