Simms Street

Simms Street

110 Simms Street c. 1925 non-contributing building

1½-story side-gable Bungalow with Craftsman-style elements. wood construction with an exterior gable-end brick chimney and shed dormers front and rear. Recessed porch supported by replacement posts. Side entrances are shielded by pedimented hoods with decorative brackets; similar bracing is under the eaves of the main portion of the house. Windows openings on main elevation have been altered. This, coupled with the changes to the porch, render the house non-contributing.

514 Simms Street c. 1925 non-contributing building

2-story brick building with gable roof and gable-end orientation to the street, which has been

converted from an earlier use as a garage and now serves as a single-family house. Porches have been enclosed and are clad inT-111 and double-hung windows. The main entrance is offset on the west side of the façade. The building no longer retains sufficient integrity.

612 Simms Street c. 1925 contributing building

1-story, side-gable house with clapboard siding, front-gable porch incorporating decorative brackets and bargeboard, and a stylized board-and-batten finish in the pediment of the gable. The main entrance is offset beneath the porch. Fenestration is flat-topped, with multi-light sash.

619 Simms Street c. 1960 non-contributing building

1-story minimal traditional house of wood construction with a shallow-pitched roof with a 3-bay

façade. Exterior surfaces are finished in asbestos shingles and all fenestration is flat-topped, with replacement sash. Secondary entrance accessed by a small stoop is on the side elevation.

621 Simms Street c. 1935 contributing building

2-story vernacular residence finished in stucco, with a second-story metal porch on the façade

accessed by a metal fire escape. Fenestration is flat-topped, with multi-light steel windows. General lack of architectural detail.

623-623A Simms Street c. 1940 contributing building

1½-story, side-gable Bungalow finished in stucco, with a steeply pitched gable dormer centered on the façade and penetrated by paired windows. Recessed front porch with arcaded openings.

Fenestration is flat-topped, with original multi-light sash. Decorative brackets under the eaves.

Dependency/ Apartment c. 1940 contributing building

2-story dependency finished in stucco has been converted into a residence.

625 Simms Street c. 1925 contributing building

2-story foursquare finished in stucco with an arcaded front porch and a 3-bay façade. The second story is arranged asymmetrically and is penetrated by windows set singly and in pairs. Fenestration is flat-topped, without notable ornament.

705 Simms Street c. 1945 contributing building

1½-story cube house of wood construction, with a gable dormers and a hipped roof porch. The porch is supported by 4 replacement posts and rests on a concrete base. Fenestration is flat-topped, 1/1, with replacement sash.

706 Simms Street c. 1925 contributing building

2-story vernacular residence of wood, with a gable roof and gable-end-orientation to the street. Main entrance offset on the façade and an exterior stair accessing the 2nd floor, suggesting that the property has been duplexed. Hipped roof porch with an offset pediment. On side elevation is a shed roofed oriel, accessing an inglenook on the interior. Fenestration is flat-topped, with some original sash and some replacements.

707 Simms Street c. 1935 contributing building

1 ½ story vernacular residence of wood construction, finished in asbestos shingles, with a 3-bay

façade and a centered dormer on the upper section. Fenestration is flat-topped, 1/1, and a recessed front porch is supported by plain wood posts and enclosed within a replacement spindle wood balustrade. Fenestration is flat-topped, without notable ornament.

Garage c.1935 contributing building

One-bay, gable-front historic garage.

708 Simms Street c. 1925 contributing building

2-story gable-end-oriented vernacular residence of wood construction with a 2-bay façade and a

hipped roof front porch which incorporates replacement wood posts and a replacement wood

balustrade. Fenestration is flat-topped, with some original 3/1 sash.

709-709A Simms Street c. 1935 contributing building

2-story gable end vernacular double house of wood construction, with flat-topped fenestration and window units set singly and in groups. Paired entry doors are on the right side of the façade, accessed from a raised stoop and shielded by a metal canopy. In the pediment of the gable on the façade is a circular oculus.

710 Simms Street c. 1925 contributing building

1½-story Craftsman-derived Bungalow of wood construction with a side gable roof and a substantial gable dormer on the façade, penetrated by 2 pairs of window units each containing double windows. Hipped roof porch supported by paired and clustered wood posts and enclosed within a solid wood balustrade. The exterior surfaces are finished in asbestos shingles and decorative brackets is under the eaves.

712 Simms Street c. 1925 contributing building

1½-story Craftsman-derived Bungalow of wood construction with a side gable roof and a large gable dormer centered on the façade with patterns of window changed. Recessed front porch supported by paired and clustered wood posts and enclosed within a solid wood balustrade. The eaves are trimmed with Adirondack-style braces.

804 Simms Street c. 1945 contributing building

One-and-one-half-story Bungalow finished in stucco with a side gable roof and a shed dormer, both of which feature rolled corners. A recessed front porch with arcaded openings extends across the façade. Fenestration is flat-topped, with replacement sash, and a central chimney penetrates the roofline.

805 Simms Street c. 1935 contributing building

1-story vernacular L-shaped house of wood construction with an intersecting gable roof and a small porch in the angle of the ell in the front left corner. Fenestration is flat-topped, with steel frame windows. It appears that an original basement-level garage has been enclosed.

807 Simms Street c. 1990 non-contributing building

2-story minimal traditional house, with an L-shape façade, finished in poly-chrome brick with an

exterior gable-end brick chimney. A 1-bay automobile garage is in the forward-projecting wing on the façade, beside which is a hipped roof porch resting on a shallow stoop and supported by plain wood posts. The main entrance incorporates a frontispiece with a single sidelight. Fenestration is flattopped, with windows set on brick sills and capped with soldier course brick lintels. Some windows have exterior fixed shutters.

811 Simms Street c. 1990 non-contributing building

2-story L-shaped minimal traditional house finished in brick. Intersecting gable roof and portions of the exterior surfaces finished in non-historic siding. 1-bay garage is in the forward-projecting wing on the façade. Hip-roofed porch resting on a shallow masonry stoop. Main entrance with a frontispiece with a single sidelight. Fenestration flat-topped, 1/1; some windows have exterior shutters, set on brick sills and are capped with soldier course lintels of brick. This house is repetitive to its neighbor at 807 Simms Street.

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