White House - 1521 9TH AV

 Print Listing Historical Name - Oberg-McAfee House
Style - Late Victorian/Queen Anne
Built Year - 1895, 1901
State ID - 5WL3106

Description - This Queen Anne style residence is an L-shaped, one story, wood frame structure with a composition shingle, hipped roof. Roof features include cross gables, decorative eaves with cornice brackets, and diamond shaped wood shingles on the front gable. It has a stone foundation and wood lapped siding. The main facade is broken into three bays and contains an asymmetrically-placed front entrance. The one-story, wood porch has turned porch posts. Windows are wood frame, double hung and have wide wood exterior trim. The brick chimney is located centrally between gable and hipped roof. It has a metal cap.

Historical Background - The house was built in 1901 for W.A. Oberg, an engineer for the City water works. Samuel J. McAfee came to the Greeley-Evans area around 1870, going to school there and eventually working for the newspaper. He served as the Deputy Weld County Assessor, Mayor of Evans for two terms and as Sheriff of Weld County from 1911-1917. He lived in this house from 1906-1909. He later went on to serve under J. Edgar Hoover. Following McAfee, Dr. W.H. White, a local dentist, lived in the house from approximately 1909 until his death between 1915-1917. His wife Belle White continued to live there until between 1918-1920. A. C. Woodward, who worked as a steel fence contractor, a dry goods clerk, and a steward at the Elks Home, lived in the house from approximately 1920 until 1948.