Kappeli House - 1419 9TH AV

 Print Listing Historical Name - D.R. McArthur House
Style - Late Victorian/Queen Anne
Built Year - 1901-06
State ID - 5WL3098

Description - This irregular shaped residence has a stone block foundation supporting a frame structure with metal (aluminum, 10 inch reveal) siding and a front-gabled roof with cross gables on the north and south sides. Each gable features a metal ridgecap. A two story addition on the rear has a hip roof. Facing east, the front facade features an open single story porch with Tuscan columns and a hip roof that wraps partially around the north side. Most windows are one-over-one double hung sash with wide Classical architraves. Notable exceptions include a two story bay window on the south facade, and a large one over two window flanked on each side by one-over-one sidelights. The center window is characterized by a small stained glass light over two fixed-lights while the sidelights feature small stained glass upper lights with fleur de lis motifs. The front (east) gable end features a rectangular opening leading to an attic apartment. The vergeboard attached to the upper inside portion of the opening as well as the turned spindle balustrade acting as a balcony to the entrance contrast with the classical details of the porch. A wooden stairway leads from the front yard to this opening. Therefore the opening itself most likely is an alteration.

Historical Background - Original owner Donald R. McArthur became a prominent businessperson after his arrival in Greeley in 1901. He established McArthur Hardware and Weld County Garage, was a director of the No. 3 Ditch and Greeley Union National Bank, owned a large amount of property, and was a president of Home Gas and Electric Co. He married Mary Maroney and died in 1933.