Danley House - 1727 7th Avenue

 Print Listing Historical Name - Wilson House
Style - Foursquare
Built Year - 1912
State ID - 5WL.5879

Description - 1727 7th Avenue is an east-facing Foursquare with a sandstone foundation, horizontal wood siding, and a hipped roof covered with asphalt shingles. Decorative brackets are present at the roofline as well as under the porch and dormer roofs, and the home’s windows are covered with one-over-one aluminum frame storm windows. The façade has a full length front porch with a low-pitched hipped roof, four squared columns, and a balustrade rail. On the north end of the porch, five concrete steps lead to a front door with a single pane window. There are two one-over-one windows south of the door. On the second level of the façade, there are two one-over-one windows with a square one-over-one window centered between them. The central dormer has a hipped roof and one-by-one window. Each level of the façade, including the dormer, has pilasters on the north and south corners that mimic the style of the porch columns. The north elevation has six one-over-one light windows, a pair of one-over-one light windows, an outside access door to the basement, and two one-by-one basement windows. The south elevation has a brick chimney with two one-by-one windows on either side, a one-over-one window, and a two-story bay with a pair of one-over-one windows on each level. The bay also features two story pilasters, much like the pilasters on the façade. A hipped roof dormer with a one-by-one window is also present on the south elevation. Vegetation behind the home obscured the view of the west elevation.

Historical Background - Grant G. Wilson, a manager of Farr Produce Company, his wife, Vera, and their children are listed as the first occupants of 1727 7th Avenue in 1913. The Wilsons lived in the home through 1952. Unfortunately, little information was revealed about the family during the research process. In 1956, the Danley family moved into the home. Gilbert S. Danley was born on November 20, 1908, in Greeley; he graduated from Gill High School in 1927. Mr. Danley became a member of the Federation Aeronautique International and earned his pilot’s license; he later worked as a commercial pilot and then became an instructor at Peterson Air Field in Colorado Springs. While living at 1727 7th Avenue, he sold real estate and farmed in the Greeley area. Emolyn Markley Danley was born on September 11, 1906 in St. Joseph, Missouri. In 1929, she married Charles M. Poe in Denver; Mr. Poe passed away in 1940. On March 9, 1945, Mr. and Mrs. Danley were married. They had three children, Marcia, Jon, and Jim. Mrs. Danley died on August 30, 1985; Mr. Danley survived her until his death on February 19, 1997. The Danley’s son, Jon, of Englewood owns the home, which currently serves as a rental property.