Parker House; Richard House - 1313 9TH AV

 Print Listing Historical Name - Harvey D. Parker House
Style - Foursquare
Built Year - 1906
State ID - 5WL3093

Description - This American Foursquare style residence is a rectangular, two story, wood frame structure with an asphalt shingle, hipped roof. Roof features include four dormers and wide-overhanging, boxed eaves. It has a stone foundation and lapped board siding and wood shingle siding. The main facade is broken into three bays and has a centered entrance with a wood glazed door and metal storm door. The one-story, full-width open porch has a hipped roof, eight Ionic columns, a wood balustrade rail, decorative brackets and a triangular pediment. Windows are one-over-one wood frame double hung with aluminum frame storm windows. There is a large stained glass window on the north elevation and curved glass bay windows on the first and second stories of the south elevation. Two brick chimneys are located on the north and south walls with decorative brick and stonework on the sides.

Historical Background - The original occupants of the house were the Harvey D. Parker family. Harvey Parker was part owner of the Mosher and Parker Produce firm in Greeley. Parker also served two terms as alderman, spent eight years on the State Board of Agriculture, and was the chairman of the reorganization committee of the Laramie-Poudre Irrigation System. According to City Directories, the members of the Parker family resided in the house until 1960-1963.