Johnson House - 1814 12TH AV

 Print Listing Historical Name - Faris House
Style - Modern Movements/International Style
Built Year - 1946
State ID - 5WL3487

Description - Constructed in 1946, this International style house, including a basement apartment, is located on the east side of 12th Avenue, in the middle of the block between 18th Street and Cranford Place. The house is a rectangular, one-story structure with a composition shingle, flat roof. Roof features include stepped side gables on the north and south and a parapet wall. It has a concrete foundation and stucco exterior. The main façade contains a centered entrance with windows flanking it. The porch is concrete stoop with metal handrails up the steps, covered by a fiberglass awning. Windows are primarily 1/1 double-hung sash, with painted white wood frames and surrounds. However, there are three non-historic 1x1 horizontal sliding windows, in metal frames, located on the south elevation. On the façade, there are four 1/1 double-hung sash windows, each covered by a fiberglass awning. A casement window, which is probably original, is located on the north elevation.

Historical Background - This International style house and the accompanying detached garage was constructed in 1946 on the last undeveloped lot in Block 3 of Cranford's Second Addition. According to Greeley city directories, the house's original owner/occupant was David M. Faris, who resided here from 1947 until the early 1960s. While living on the house's main level, Faris rented out the basement apartment to a series of tenants. By 1965, C.N. Fitzpatrick had become the property's owner/occupant, but by 1969, he had sold to Robert L. and Helen C. Blier. The Bliers also stayed only a few years, as by 1973, the property had been sold once again to Alan E. Sloan. Sloan lived and owned here in the early 1970s, while renting the basement apartment to Peter Rowland. By the late 1970s, both the dwelling's main level and the basement apartment had become rental units. From that time to the present, the property has been occupied by a series of renters, including several students attending the University of Northern Colorado.