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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

65 Birch Avenue

Current Name

Address

65 Birch Avenue

Tax Parcel

1114_6902_25

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 east 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 paved drive along the east side of the house.

Description

The house is a 2-story vernacular house facing south to Birch Avenue. The house's front end gabled roof is clad with asphalt shingles. The house's frame walls are clad with aluminum siding. Windows are 6x1 double hung sash units, with two bays on the south, west, and east elevations; windows on the south elevation feature inoperable shutters. The door appears to be an original unit near the southeast corner; it has three lights above the lock rail. The house has a shed roofed front porch with three posts shading a paired window west of the door. The posts are connected by a railing that flows down steps down to the grade of the front lawn. The house has a concrete foundation.


HISTORY

Built

1920

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

The house was constructed c. 1920. Historic maps indicate that the property was vacant as late as the Sanborn atlas of 1918. The first indication of the house is the historic aerial of 1940, which shows the building (as do all subsequent historic aerials). Note: the historic atlas of 1930 does not document houses along Birch Avenue.

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PHOTO FROM 2015 SURVEY


2015 Photo
South and east elevations


2015 Photo
Detail of south (main) elevation


2015 Photo
South and west elevations


HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHS

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