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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

Morning Star Church of God in Christ

Current Name

Address

41 Birch Avenue

Tax Parcel

1114_6902_19

Historic District

Witherspoon Jackson HD

Classification

Contributing

Number of Resources

1

Style

Vernacular

Number of Stories

1

Material

Concrete

Historic Function

Religion

Current Function

Religion

Last Entry Update

12/1/2015


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. It occupies two tax parcels. 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 around the church building.

Description

The church building is a 1-story house of worship reflecting the "raised chapel" plan. The key feature of the building is its parapet. The building has a front end gabled orientation, facing south to Birch Avenue. The front gable is a parapet; the walls are concrete block on a concrete foundation. windows are all replacement units, arranged in three bays on the main elevation and four bays on the side walls. A set of concrete steps leads up to the entrance on the main elevation, located below a small awning. The building has 1x1 basement windows in the concrete foundation on the south, east, and west elevations.


HISTORY

Built

1952

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

The church building was constructed in 1952. Historic maps indicate that the property was vacant as late as the historic aerial of 1947. The first indication of the house is the historic aerial of 1953, which shows the building (as do all subsequent historic aerials). The congregation was founded in a neighboring house; it was chartered on the 4th Sunday in June 1941. The congregation constructed the church building in 1952.

Sources

HPC information


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PHOTO FROM 2015 SURVEY


2015 Photo
South (main) elevation


2015 Photo
South and west elevations


2015 Photo
South and east elevations


HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHS

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