n/a - 715 18th Street

 Print Listing Historical Name - n/a
Style - Bungalow
Built Year - 1910
State ID - 5WL.5905

Description - The one-story bungalow at 715 18th Street faces south. The wood-frame, rectangular plan building has wood horizontal siding, a concrete foundation, a full, finished basement, and a hipped roof with composition shingles. The roof features exposed rafters on the south and north elevations, a shed roof dormer with two one-light, sliding windows on the south elevation, and a brick chimney. A full-width porch recessed under the main roof dominates the façade (south elevation); two massive brick piers with columns extending to ground level on both porch ends, a brick half wall, a door with three vertical lights, and a fixed pane window with a diamond light transom and single light sidelights. The porch also has two wrought-iron columns in place of pillars on either side of the entry (likely an addition, date unknown). The west elevation has three one-over-one light windows on the main floor and three sliding windows (one of which is very small) at the basement level. The east elevation has five casement windows and a fixed double transom; a small shed roof near the south end covers the entry to the basement apartment. The windows and doors on the main floor exhibit decorative surrounds that characterize the Craftsman style; however, all windows on the first floor also appear to be covered with dark colored aluminum storm windows. On the north elevation, the rear gable features two decorative brackets, shingles, and a single fixed window. A shed roof with composition shingles and exposed rafter tails extends over a single story enclosed porch. The porch has bead board siding and a ribbon of four aluminum and three wood windows near the top.

Historical Background - According to Weld County Assessor’s records, the home at 715 18th Street was constructed in 1910; however, Greeley City Directories do not note occupants until 1917, when Everett Bedford, a stockman, and his wife Rose lived there. The following year, Charles and Christina Johnson (occupations not listed) resided in the home. From 1920-1928, G.W. Jarvis, of Jarvis & Smith Real Estate, his wife Sarah, and their children lived in the home. Deputy County Clerk Charles H. and Bina Buckingham inhabited the house during the 1930s; in the early ‘40s, O.R. and Gladys Oshel and Edwin E. and Lola Piper lived there. From 1946-1963, Mrs. Estella Brown, an employee of the Weld County Department of Public Welfare, resided at the address; Mrs. Maggie Smith, Mrs. Fannie Smith, and Mr. Milo McCollum also lived there at different times during that period. From the late 1960s to present, residents of the home have changed frequently; the house was rented to students at the University of Northern Colorado in the 1970s, and continues to serve as a student rental.