St. John House - 1701 7th Avenue

 Print Listing Historical Name - n/a
Style - Foursquare
Built Year - 1910
State ID - 5WL.5867

Description - Clad in vinyl siding, the foursquare at 1701 7th Avenue faces east. It has a sandstone foundation, an asphalt shingled, hipped roof with flared, boxed eaves and gabled dormers on the north and east elevations, and a prominent wrap-around front porch. All of the home’s windows are one-over-one light windows. Concrete steps lead to the offset front door; a shed-roof porch with classical columns and a balustrade rail wraps around to the north elevation. Wood shingles cover the sandstone porch foundation. The north elevation has an outdoor entrance to a basement garage underneath the front porch; a brick chimney protrudes through the roof on the west end of the north elevation. The west elevation has an enclosed, shed-roof porch with concrete steps, an exterior basement door entrance with an eight-light screen door, and metal awnings over the second floor windows. All five windows on the south elevation are likewise covered with metal awnings.

Historical Background - According to Greeley City Directories, John A. and Mamie Thompson lived in the home with their children from approximately 1910-1913. From 1915 to 1946, Mrs. Lena Barth lived in the home. Beginning in 1938, City Directories list W.A. Sprague, an employee of the Greeley Tribune, and his wife Myrtle as occupants as well. From 1948-1960, Mrs. Inez Seebass, the widow of Roland T. and an employee at Colorado State College of Education, occupied the home. From 1962-1985, City Directories list many residents at the address; few remained longer than two years. Unfortunately, no information was found in the City of Greeley Museums collections about any of the above occupants. Mark E. and Jan A. St. John purchased 1701 7th Avenue in 1991; they currently live there.