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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

89 Birch Avenue

Current Name

Address

89 Birch Avenue

Tax Parcel

1114_6902_35

Historic District

Witherspoon Jackson HD

Classification

Contributing

Number of Resources

1

Style

Vernacular

Number of Stories

2

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 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 front lawn off the sidewalk and a drive along the east side of the property.

Description

This house is a two-and-a-half-story, two-bay, Late Victorian building and its main architectural featuresare its hipped-roof porch and interior brick chimney. It features a front-gable roof that is clad with asphalt shingles and has aluminum clad eaves. There is aninterior brick chimney located in the middle of the eastern slope of the roof. The house is clad in aluminum siding.All of the house’s windows are replacements and those on the south (front) elevation are flanked by inoperable shutters.

The southelevation of the house features aone-story, full-length, hipped- roof porch and an off-set front door. The porch roof is clad in asphalt shingles. The porch is accessed by a concrete staircase with a double iron balustrade. It features three iron posts and an iron balustrade. The off- set front door is flanked by one, double, one-over-one, double-hung sash window.

On the second floor, there are two, single, one-over-one, double-hung sash windows centered more or less over the front door and the double window on the first floor. There is one, small, single, one-over-one, double-hung sash window centered in the gable of this elevation.

The house’s foundation is clad in stucco.

At the rear of the property, there is a one-and-a-half-story, two-bay, front-gable roofed garage clad in stucco. The roof is clad in asphalt shingles. 85 Birch Avenue’s car port is attached to its east elevation.


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


2015 Photo
Garage: south elevation


HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHS

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