Print Listing Historical Name - BARRETT HOUSE
Style - Other Style
Built Year - 1906
State ID - 5WL.5874

Description - The one-story, modest classical revival home at 1717 7th Avenue faces east. The wood-frame, rectangular plan building has a sandstone foundation, a full basement, and a hipped roof with composition shingles. The roof features flared eaves and a hipped roof dormer with decorative shingles and a fixed multi-light window on the east elevation. The exterior walls are clad in horizontal wood siding, and wood frame one-over-one and multi-over-one light windows exist on the north, south, and west elevations. The façade (east elevation) has a fixed diamond light window south of the front door and a large multi-over-one light window to the north. The full-width, shed-roof porch has a balustrade rail and classical columns; concrete steps lead to the off-center entrance.

Historical Background - Weld County Assessor’s records state that the home at 1717 7th Avenue was constructed in 1906. The home has had many occupants since that time, including the first occupants, Dr. G.W., physical director at the Normal School, and Mina Barrett. A search of city directories revealed that many of the home’s occupants lived there for a year or less. Home occupants that lived at 1717 for more extensive periods include: Mrs. Hannah Bardwell (1917-1922); William C., deputy clerk of the Colorado Court, and Grace Biebush (1923-1931); Leonard F., employed by the Union Pacific Railroad, and Alice Hartford (1948-1962). During the 1960s and ‘70s, students rented the house, with three to six renters per year. In 1990, Tedd R. and Susan E. Runge sold the home to Cipriano, Jr. and Stella A Euresti. In October 2006, the name on the deed changed from Stella A. Euresti to Stella A. Sandoval; Ms. Sandoval currently owns and occupies the home.