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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

35 Birch Avenue

Current Name

Address

35 Birch Avenue

Tax Parcel

1114_6902_18

Historic District

Witherspoon Jackson HD

Classification

Contributing

Number of Resources

1

Style

Vernacular

Number of Stories

2

Material

Vinyl

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 and a paved drive along its western boundary.

Description

The house is a 2-story vernacular building facing south. Its key feature is its front porch. The front end gabled roof is clad with asphalt shingles and features aluminum eaves. The frame walls are clad with vinyl siding. Windows are replacement 1x1 units with inoperable louvered shutters, mostly aligned into two bays on the south (main), west, and east elevations. A small 1x1 attic window is located in the peak of the front gable. A full- length front porch has a hipped roof clad with asphalt shingles; four turned columns support the eaves and are connected by a balustrade with turned balusters. The door is a replacement unit located near the southeast corner, east of a paired window. The house has a stucco-clad foundation. On the rear of the building is a small 1-story addition with the same cladding as the main section.


HISTORY

Built

1920

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

The house was constructed c. 1920. Historic maps indicate that the property was vacant as late as 1918. The first indication of the house is the historic aerial of 1940, which shows the building (as do all subsequent historic aerials).

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PHOTO FROM 2015 SURVEY


2015 Photo
South and west elevations


2015 Photo
South (main) elevation


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