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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

21 Birch Avenue

Current Name

Address

21 Birch Avenue

Tax Parcel

1114_6902_13

Historic District

Witherspoon Jackson HD

Classification

Contributing

Number of Resources

1

Style

Bungalow

Number of Stories

1

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 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 the easternmost of a row of four Bungalows on the north side of Birch Avenue. Key features of the house include its asymmetrical gable, its dormer, and its incised porch.

The end-gabled roof is clad with asphalt shingles; it has a longer south slope. A small brick chimney is centered on the ridge, located over a shed dormer ith two 1x1 double hung sash windows. The walls of the house are frame, clad with vinyl siding. Windows are replacement 1x1 units. The entrance consists of a replacement door with an inserted half-circle window. The incised front porch is located below the extended roof eave, which is supported by four square columns attached by a simple railing. The house has a concrete foundation.


HISTORY

Built

1920

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

The row of Bungalows (originally five) 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 row in place.

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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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