Historic Zoning Commission

Edgewood-Park City H: Level I/II


Staff Recommendation
Rear elevation modifications

Staff recommends approval of the work as proposed, with the following conditions: 1) final specifications on rear windows and door be submitted to staff for approval; 2) handrail to feature balusters set into top and bottom rails.

Applicant Request

Masonry repair/painting; Siding

Repair to existing wood clapboard siding, including replacement in-kind in patches, using siding to match in size, design and placement. Repair to stuccoed masonry foundation. Level I COA issued 12/14/2020.

Modifications to rear elevation. Rear elevation (currently open and supported by 1-2 square posts) was previously enclosed with siding but siding was removed by a previous owner. Applicant will re-install wood siding to re-enclose rear section (highlighted in yellow on application) and install two double-hung wood windows, with a door on the rightmost side of the rear elevation. The applicant will install a handrail to meet codes on the existing rear entry steps.

Site Info

Queen Anne cottage, c.1910

One-story frame residence with a hip and gable roof, clad in asphalt shingles and resting on a brick foundation. Exterior is clad in wood weatherboard siding with a decorative attic vent on faҫade. House features two-over-two and three-over-one, double-hung wood windows. Modified porch.

1. 2108 Jefferson Avenue is a contributing resource to the Park City National Register Historic District and the Edgewood-Park City local historic overlay.

2. The elevation to receive modifications is not visible from the street, and has received several rounds of non-historic alterations. The rear elevation was previously enclosed and the siding was removed without permits or a COA.

3. The applicant will use wood clapboard siding to match the rest of the house. If a cornerboard remains on the left side of the hipped-roof massing, it should be retained to demarcate the two sections.

4. The applicant has noted the house's windows include two-over-two, one-over-one, and three-over-one double-hung wood windows, and is willing to select from any of these on recommendations from the Commission. Wood trim and sills should be installed to match the remainder of the house.

5. The door selected for the rear entry should be compatible with the originals in size, scale, and materials, and not create a false historic appearance.

Location Knoxville
2108 Jefferson Ave. 37917

David Kerns Kerns Construction Inc.

Kevin Nelson