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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

111 Birch Avenue

Current Name

Address

111 Birch Avenue

Tax Parcel

1114_6902_41

Historic District

Witherspoon Jackson HD

Classification

Contributing

Number of Resources

1

Style

American Foursquare

Number of Stories

2

Material

Stucco

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 west of the intersection with John 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 and off-street parking along the west boundary of the parcel.

Description

This house is a two-and-a-half-story, two-bay, American Foursquare building and its main features are its hipped-roofed front porch, hipped-roof dormer, and exterior brick chimney. It features a hipped roof that is clad in asphalt shingles with a denticulated cornice. The roof of the south (front) elevation of the house features a centered, hipped-roof dormer with one double window with the eastern opening filled by a vent and the western opening filled by a four-paned window. The first floor of the south elevation features a one-story, full-length, hipped-roofed porch and an off-set front door. The porch is accessed by an off-set concrete staircase with a double iron balustrade supported by low, concrete parapets. The porch features three, square, wood columns supported by a low, stuccoed parapet. The front door is flanked by one, triple, four-over-one, double- hung sash window to its west. On the second floor, there are two, single, four-over-one, double-hung sash windows more or less centered over the front door and triple window on the first floor.

There is a one-story, flat-roofed addition on the north (back) elevation that is stuccoed.

The house’s foundation is clad in stucco.


HISTORY

Built

1920

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

The house was constructed c. 1920. 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


2015 Photo
South and east elevations


HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHS

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