Building Address: 172 Foster Avenue
Section / Block / Lot:
Surveyor’s Name: Jackie Peu-Duvallon
Survey Date: January / February 2004
Building Type: House
Building Name: N/A
Date of Construction: ca. 1890
No. of Floors: 2
Decorative Features: Fascia trim, exterior window and door mouldings, Doric porch posts, square balusters.
Siding Material(s): Wood clapboard
Roof Style: Eave front gable end
Roofing Material(s): Asphalt shingle
Foundation: Concrete block
Window Style(s): 2/2 double hung originals
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. The wrap around porch is likely a later addition, circa 1910.
Architectural Style: Vernacular Turn of the Century Folk
This two story turn of the century folk house has an eave front gable end roof with a prominent gable projection that faces the street, giving the impression of a cross-gable roof. An inset dormer features on the front façade. The house is clad in white-painted wood clapboard and has white painted fascia trim and window and door mouldings. Its roof is of asphalt shingle. Given the Doric style of its support columns, the wrap around porch was likely a later addition, circa 1910. The windows throughout the house are two-over-two double hung originals with storms set in front of them. An interior brick chimney is located on the north façade.
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