240 John Street


  • Historic Name: 240 John Street
  • Address: 240 John Street
  • Tax Parcel: 1114_15.04_74
  • Historic District: Witherspoon-Jackson
  • Historic Style: Bungalow
  • Historic Street: John Street
  • Classification: Contributing
  • Number of Resources: 1
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Material: Stucco
  • Historic Function: Domestic
  • Current Function: Domestic

Photo from 2015

240 John Street Side View 2015 (PNG)

Photo from 2015

240 John Street Side View 2 2015 (PNG)


The property contains a 1.5-story Bungalow with a 2-part rear addition. The key features of the core are its dormer and asymmetrical gable. The core has an end-gabled roof facing east to John Street. The roof is clad with asphalt shingles and features wood eaves. The front dormer has a shed roof, stuccoed walls, and two sets of paired 1x1 windows with wood surrounds. The walls of the house are stuccoed. Windows are replacement 1x1 double-hung sash units with an unbalanced arrangement over the wall surface. On the main (east) elevation, the south half of the first floor is an enclosed porch with three windows. In the northeast corner is an incised porch with a replacement door opening below a lip lintel. A corner post supports the corner of the upper level, and a frame set of stairs leads down to the lawn. 

The end walls of the house differ widely but provide the clearest view of the asymmetrical gable. The north end has two windows on the second floor, aligned over a rectangular bay with a shed roof and two windows. The south end has a single second-floor window and two first-floor windows. A horizontal basement window is located in the stucco-clad foundation. 

The rear addition is a full-length section. It has the same cladding materials as the core: asphalt shingled roof, stuccoed walls, and a stucco-clad foundation. Windows are replacement units, also with lip lintels. A small brick chimney is located n the northwest corner of the section. The north elevation has a single rank of windows. The south wall features a second-story overhang; a centered window is located on the overhang.


The house was constructed c. 1925. Historic maps as late as the Sanborn atlas of 1918 show a vacant lot in this location. The house first appears on the Franklin Survey map of 1930 and appears on all subsequent historic maps and aerials.