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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

107 Birch Avenue

Current Name

Address

107 Birch Avenue

Tax Parcel

1114_6902_40

Historic District

Witherspoon Jackson HD

Classification

Contributing

Number of Resources

1

Style

Vernacular

Number of Stories

2

Material

Stone

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 just 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 fenced front lawn off the sidewalk. A property drive along the east boundary provides off- street parking.

Description

This house is a two-and-a-half-story, two-bay, conservative Colonial Revival building and its main features are its slate roof, brick quoins, rubble-stone façade, open-bed pedimented front-gable porch, and brick chimneys. It features a side-gable roof that is clad with polychromatic slate shingles and that has wood eaves. There is one, exterior, brick chimney on each gable end. The first floor of the house is constructed of rubble-stone and features brick quoins. The second floor of the house is clad in stucco. All of the house’s doors are replacements. The first floor of the south (front) elevation features an open-bed pedimented front- gable, wood portico with a central front door. The portico is accessed by a concrete staircase with a double, low, concrete parapet. It features two, square, wooden columns. The front door is flanked on either side by four- pane half-sidelights with a fanlight above. To the east of the door unit there is one, single, six-over-one, double-hung sash window and to the west of the door unit there is one, single, six-over-one, double-hung sash window. On the second floor, there are two, single, six-over-one, double- hung sash windows one more or less centered over each of the windows on the first floor.


HISTORY

Built

1930

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

The house was constructed c. 1930. 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 east elevations


2015 Photo
South (main) elevation


2015 Photo
South and west elevations


HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHS

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