Kelly House - 1743 7th Avenue

 Print Listing Historical Name - Hanna House
Style - Craftsman Bungalow
Built Year - 1915
State ID - 5WL.5886

Description - The Craftsman bungalow at 1743 7th Avenue faces east and has a concrete foundation, horizontal wood siding, and a cross gabled roof with asphalt shingles. All gable ends are covered with stucco and feature decorative braces. A central, shed roof dormer with side by side multi-light wood frame windows dominates the façade of the home. Four brick piers with squared columns are still visible on the enclosed front porch; the centered front door has an aluminum storm door with one-over-one vinyl sidelights. A pair of one-by-one vinyl windows is on either side of the front door. From east to west, there is a one-by-one window, three one-over-one windows, and a pair of one-over-one windows on the north elevation; three basement windows are also visible. The south elevation has a brick chimney that projects through the center of the gable on the east end. From east to west, windows include a pair of one-by-one vinyl windows, multi-light wood windows on either side of the chimney, a multi-over-one wood frame window, a shed roof bay with a multi-light wood window, two multi-over-one wood windows, and a pair of multi-over-one wood frame windows. There are also three three-light basement windows. On the west elevation, a wood and glass door with a wooden storm door is located slightly off center at ground level. The northern two-thirds of the façade is recessed approximately two feet, and there is a pair of one-over-one wood windows with a geometric design of six panes surrounding a center pane on the upper sash. To the south of the door is a ribbon of three windows that match those to the north of the door. There is a single one-by-one wood window at the basement level.

Historical Background - City Directories list Robert E. and Ola Hanna as the home’s first residents in 1918; they resided at the address for nearly fifty years, until 1966. Mr. Hanna was born in Greeley on November 5, 1875; his parents, George and Clara Hanna, were members of the original Union Colony, as were his grandparents. After his mother died when he was two, Mr. Hanna was raised by his grandparents and aunt; he returned to Windsor to live with his father in 1897. Mr. Hanna was a rural postman in the Windsor area from 1899-1917. In 1917, he became the Weld County Assessor. He married Ola S. Alter on March 7, 1901, in Windsor; the couple and their daughter, Marguerite, moved to Greeley in 1917. Mr. Hanna served as the County Assessor for three terms; he also worked as a clerk to the county commissioners for six years. He was also a member of the Elks Lodge, Masons, and Odd Fellows. Mr. Hanna was also a noted local historian who enjoyed sharing his memories of the early days of the Union Colony. Mrs. Hanna passed away in 1956; Mr. Hanna survived her until his death on May 27, 1969. After Mr. Hanna passed away, the home changed hands several times. According to building inspection records and City Directories, several tenants lived in the house during the 1970s. However, Louise L. Kelley purchased the home in 1988 and has lived there since that time.