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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

57 Birch Avenue

Current Name

Address

57 Birch Avenue

Tax Parcel

1114_6902_24

Historic District

Witherspoon Jackson HD

Classification

Contributing

Number of Resources

2

Style

American Foursquare

Number of Stories

2

Material

Brick

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 west side of the house.

Description

The house is a 2.5-story American Foursquare facing south to Birch Avenue; among its key features are its pyramidal roof and hipped dormer. The house's pyramidal roof is clad with asphalt shingles and features extended wood eaves. Hipped roof dormers are located on the south, east, and west slopes of the roof. The house's walls are brick. Windows are replacement 1x1 double hung sash units. The house has three bays on the south elevation and two on the side walls. The door is a replacement unit on the main (south) elevation near the southwest corner. The house has a stucco-clad foundation.


HISTORY

Built

1919

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

The house was constructed c. 1919. This property was part of the Albert Leigh farm until World War I. The Sanborn Atlas of 1918 shows a surviving agricultural outbuilding from the Leigh farm. The US Census of 1920 indicates that an engineer was living in the house (using the address 33 Birch). 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 west elevations


2015 Photo
South and east elevations


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