n/a - 1731 7th Avenue

 Print Listing Historical Name - n/a
Style - Other Style
Built Year - 1904
State ID - 5WL.5881

Description - The one-story, Classic Cottage home at 1731 7th Avenue faces east. The home features a shingled, hipped roof with flared, boxed eaves, a brick chimney, horizontal wood siding, decorative lintels on all first-story windows, and a sandstone foundation. A hipped roof dormer with a pair of fixed, eight-light windows rests above the shed-roof, full-width, open front porch. Off-set wooden steps lead to the front porch, which features paired classical columns, a balustrade rail, an off-center front door with a paneled wooden door, a small diamond-light window on the south end, and a large, fixed pane window with a multi-light upper sash on the north end. The north elevation has a pair of eight-over-one wood windows, a fixed pane window with a multi-light upper sash, and a one-over-one wood window. At the basement level, approximately at the center of the north elevation, is a vinyl side-by-side sliding window within a large window well and a fixed pane window closer to the rear of the building. A door at ground level opens into the building. Two one-over-one windows on the main level and a basement level window with a window well are present on the south elevation. The rear (west) elevation includes an enclosed porch with a shed roof that has a picture window with single pane sidelights, a centered back entrance, and two square skylights.

Historical Background - Frank and Allene Miller and G.E. and Margaret Sutphin are listed as the home’s first occupants in 1909. In 1910 and 1913, no occupant information was available in City Directories. However, Mrs. Orlando Clark occupied the home from 1915-1926; Mrs. Clark appears to have rented rooms to H.A. Smilie in 1918 and Elmer C. and Hattie Knight from 1922-1926. From 1928-1946, the Knight’s occupied the home; if any renters were living at the home, they were not listed in City Directories. Prior to living in Greeley, the couple lived on a farm two miles northeast of Greeley; after moving into town, Mr. Knight worked as a county road overseer until his retirement. Mrs. Knight passed away on September 11, 1945, at age 81; Mr. Knight, age 86 at the time of her death, survived her and still lived in the home in 1946. From 1948-1957, Merlin D. and Mary Simmons moved into the home. Joseph and Charlotte Boshinski lived there from 1959-1963. From 1965-1984, many people lived in the home, including many UNC students, few for longer than two years. The current owner, Betsy P. Rainville of Kittredge, Colorado, purchased the home in June 2007. The house is currently used as a rental.