Building Address:  5 Library Lane

Section / Block / Lot:     

Surveyor’s Name:  Jayme Breschard

Survey Date:  June 9, 2004

Building Type:  residence

Owner’s Name:  Catherine Kinsella

Building Name:     

Date of Construction:  ca. 1920 – 1930


Building Dimensions:  36’ x 27’

No. of Floors:  1 ½

Decorative Features:  pedimented entry porch with brackets and exposed roof rafters 

Siding Material(s):  clapboard

Roof Style:  side-gabled

Roofing Material(s):  asphalt shingle, plain

Foundation:  concrete block

Window Style(s):  nine-over-one double-hung sash, eight-light casement, and paired six-light casement windows

No. of Entrances and Placement:  two-light four-panel door on the west façade

Chimneys and Placement:  two interior brick chimneys; one located in the principal roof’s ridge and the other in its slope

Condition:  good

Architectural Integrity:  one-story rear (east) addition; windows appear to be original   

Architectural Style:  Pedimented Cottage

The building at 5 Library Lane sits on the east side of the street.  An asphalt drive runs along the south elevation of the building to a one-story front-gabled outbuilding in the rear (east) lot.  The outbuilding’s roof is sheathed with asphalt shingles and its walls are covered with vertical boards.  An elevated screened cage (2’ x 1’) is on the west façade (for homing pigeons, possibly).   

Historical Information:

Gottfried, Herbert and Jan Jennings. American Vernacular Design, 1870-1940. New York: Van Norstrand Reinhold, 1985.

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