n/a - 1718 7th Avenue

 Print Listing Historical Name - n/a
Style - Other Style
Built Year - 1908
State ID - 5WL.5875

Description - 1718 7th Avenue is a Classic Cottage with a sandstone foundation, horizontal wood siding, and a hipped roof with asphalt composition shingles, a brick chimney, and flared, boxed eaves. Facing west, the façade has a nearly full-width front porch with squared posts, balustrade railing, and lattice around the bottom. Six steps lead to an offset, two-light aluminum screen door; there is a single-light, fixed pane window to the north of the door and a larger, two-over-one window to the south. A central dormer with a hipped roof, plain wooden shingles, and a single light window is a prominent feature on the façade. The north elevation has three one-over-one light windows as well as three hopper windows at the basement level. A bay window is a prominent feature of the south elevation, which also includes two one-over-one windows and three basement windows. The rear elevation includes an enclosed, shed roof porch clad in wood siding with a ribbon of three one-over-one windows and a small, wooden deck.

Historical Background - City Directories list attorney Thos. A. Nixon and his wife Bessie as the home’s first occupants in 1910. From 1913 to 1931, several different families lived in the home, few longer than two years. Insurance adjustor Benjamin F. Criswell and his wife, Susie, resided at the address from 1933-42. From 1948-94, John Walters, Jr., and his wife, Helen lived in the home. Mrs. Walters was born in Greeley on July 24, 1916; the couple was married on May 13, 1933, in Greeley. Mr. Walters owned Standard Motors in Greeley while Mrs. Walters was a housewife and mother to their children, Barbara and Kenneth. Mrs. Walters passed away on September 23, 1995; Mr. Walters survived her. UNC quarterback Corte McGuffy lived at the address from 1998-2000. In December 2004, Daniel and Kim Kengott of Fort Collins purchased the home for use as a rental property.