Richard House; Ewing House - 1309 9TH AV

 Print Listing Historical Name - Ewing House
Style - Foursquare
Built Year - 1906
State ID - 5WL3092

Description - This American Foursquare type residence is a square shaped two story brick and frame structure with an asphalt shingled low pitched hip roof. Roof features include wide overhanging flared eaves, hipped roof dormer located centrally on the main facade. It has a rusticated stone foundation with a brick exterior. The main facade is asymmetrical due to an addition on the south side. A single story open porch located along the north two-thirds of the main facade features brick supports with corbeled capitals, semi-circular arches on the north and south sides, and a wide frieze with two thin strips of molding. Most windows are one-over-one double hung sash with rusticated stone sills. Notable exceptions include the first and second story twelve-over-twelve double hung sashes grouped by threes located on the south third of the main facade (on the south side addition), and the oval window located on the main facade’s dormer. Other notable details include a corbeled belt course dividing the first and second stories, and five paired and relieved courses or bands extending several feet from the sides of the second story corner windows. A two story shingled projection extends from the south half of the west (rear) facade. Attached to this projection is a shed roofed addition allowing access to apartments.

Historical Background - Original owner Joseph C. Ewing came to Greeley in 1903. He was educated in Illinois at the University of Illinois, the University of Chicago, where he received his degree of juris doctoris, and Northwestern University. Working as an attorney, he owned or co-owned several properties including the Camfield Hotel and Marlborough Hotel. As an attorney here, he was a member of the Weld County Bar Association and the Colorado Bar Association. He served as the deputy district attorney for the Eighth Judicial District of Colorado also. He married Louise Woodward Currier, daughter of a member of the Union Colony, in October 1903. Mrs. Louise Ewing was active in the Entre Nous club and a reader at the Christian Science church. She died in 1950, and Joseph remarried in 1956 and died in California in 1965.