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Ironworker’s Cottage
1238 Lincoln Avenue
 
DESCRIPTION:
 
Construction Date:  c. 1825-40
Style:  Vernacular/Worker Housing
Number of Stories:  1 ½
Foundation:  poured concrete (20th C.)
Exterior Wall Fabric:  asbestos siding
Fenestration:  Chicago; 6/1 wood sash
Roof/Chimneys:  side-gabled/brick chimney on S. end
 
Additional Architectural Description:
1238 Lincoln Avenue is 1 ½ stories in height, side-gabled with exposed rafter ends (possibly an early twentieth-century alteration) and a brick chimney at the south end that has been inset into the eaves.  An addition in the rear of the house (west elevation), probably late 19th century, has a cat slide roof.  The house has been sided with asbestos siding, and a front porch with arched spandrels, wood posts, and concrete base added (20th c.).  A Chicago window (c.1950) has been added at the main elevation, and the presence of 6/1 wood sash at the side elevations would indicate the replacement of original windows in the early twentieth-century.
 
Boundary Description and Related Structures:
1238 Lincoln Avenue stands on the west side of Lincoln Avenue close to the street.
 
Significance:
1238 Lincoln Avenue appears to be the last remaining ironworker’s cottage associated with the nearby Pompton Furnace. According to historic maps, a number of ironworker’s cottages were located along Lincoln and Van Ness Avenues during the first decades of the nineteenth centuries, but all except 1238 Lincoln Ave have given way to later development.
 
Although the house has undergone alteration, most notably a late 19th-century addition to the rear elevation and the addition of a modest 20th-century porch, the house retains its formal integrity.
 
Ironworker’s Cottage has designated an historic site on December 12, 1999.
 


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