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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

121 Birch Avenue

Current Name

Address

121 Birch Avenue

Tax Parcel

1114_6902_44

Historic District

Witherspoon Jackson HD

Classification

Contributing

Number of Resources

1

Style

Cape Cod

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 with a concrete walk leading to the front door.

Description

This house is a two-and-a-half-story, five-bay, Cape Cod and its main features are its continuous dormer and half-shoulder, brick chimney. It features a side-gable roof that is clad with asphalt shingles and has vinyl eaves. The house is clad in vinyl siding. Most of the house’s windows are replacements and they are flanked by inoperable shutters. The roof of the front (south) elevation features a continuous shed-roof dormer with three, single, one-over-one, double-hung sash windows evenly spaced across its face. The first floor of the south elevation features a concrete stoop that leads to a center front door. The stoop is accessed by a concrete staircase with a double, balustrade. The front door is flanked on its east by two, single, one-over-one, double-hung sash windows and on its west by two, single, one-over-one, double-hung sash windows. The house’s foundation is clad in stucco.


HISTORY

Built

1947

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

The house was constructed c. 1947. Historic maps, Sanborn Atlases, and historic aerials show a vacant parcel in this location as late as 1940. The historic aerial of 1947 shows the entire parcel disturbed in preparation for construction. The house 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


2015 Photo
South and east elevations


HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHS

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