Building Address: 168 Foster Avenue
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Surveyor’s Name: Jackie Peu-Duvallon
Survey Date: January / February 2004
Building Type: House
Building Name: N/A
Date of Construction: ca. 1870
No. of Floors: 2
Decorative Features: Fascia trim, paired brackets, porch post brackets, exterior window and door mouldings.
Siding Material(s): Wood shingle
Roof Style: Flat
Roofing Material(s): Unknown
Window Style(s): 1/1 double hung replacements
No. of Entrances and Placement: One front door on the west façade.
Chimneys and Placement: One interior brick chimney on the north façade.
Condition: Very good
Architectural Integrity: High. The appearance of the house is likely as it was first built, except that the original windows have been replaced.
Architectural Style: Italianate
This house is a unique example of the Italianate style in its neighborhood, and it is remarkably intact. Two stories high and five bays wide, its rectangular massing creates a balanced, symmetrical façade. Its flat roof and elaborate decorations are also typical of Italianate architecture. The house is of frame construction and clad in wood shingle. Fascia trim and paired brackets create the original wood cornice. The porch is supported by slender round posts with carved brackets. The windows are detailed by exterior mouldings that include a wide lintel detail. The front door is topped by a transom. The house is painted amber with yellow trim. One interior brick chimney is located on the north façade.
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