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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

49 Birch Avenue

Current Name

Address

49 Birch Avenue

Tax Parcel

1114_6902_22

Historic District

Witherspoon Jackson HD

Classification

Contributing

Number of Resources

1

Style

Vernacular

Number of Stories

1

Material

Machine Shingles

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 near the center of the block extending from John Street to Witherspoon 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.

Description

The house is a 1-story vernacular building facing south to Birch Avenue. It has a front end gabled orientation; the roof is clad with asphalt shingles and features a small chimney near the northeast corner and exposed rafter tails along the side walls. The frame walls are clad with machined shingles on the main (south) elevation and tarpaper on the side walls. Windows are replacement 1x1 double hung sash units. The house has three bays on the south elevation and two on the side walls. A small portico shades the front entrance; the portico consists of a small gable supported on two thin square corner posts. The door is original, with four inset lights above the lockrail. The house has a concrete foundation.


HISTORY

Built

1925

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

The house was constructed c. 1925. 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. The house is reported to have been the site where the Pentecostal church was founded (the congregation currently meets two doors to the east).

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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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