1514 9TH AV

 Print Listing Historical Name - Normal Haven
Style - Late 19th and 20th Century Revivals/Colonial Revival
Built Year - 1901-1902
State ID - 5WL3116

Description - This Colonial Revival style residence is a rectangular, two-story, wood frame structure with a composition shingle, hipped roof. Roof features include an eyebrow on the west side of the roof. It has a stone foundation and lapped siding. The main facade is broken into three bays and contains a centered entrance. There is a centered gabled pediment above the front door. The small porch entrance above the door has a fanlight with sidelights. Windows are double hung and have multi-pane glazing on the upper light. The chimney is located on the south side of the house.

Historical Background - This house, also known as “Normal Haven”, was originally built as a boarding house, and the first owner of the house was John B. Evans, the proprietor of Normal Haven. According to Hazel Johnson, this boarding house was for Normal School students. Females paid $2.00 per week and males paid $2.25 because they ate more. A variety of other people have lived in the house, including Rufus A. Kauffman, a retired farmer and James M. Baker. Kauffman was the son of D.M. Kauffman, a Greeley pioneer. Rufus came to Greeley in 1873 and died in Greeley in September 1927. He was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge and the Unitarian Church, and he and his wife Hannah had two daughters.