Kellogg House - 1805 12TH AV

 Print Listing Historical Name - Unruh House; Porter House
Style - Late 19th and Early 20th Century American Movements/Craftsman
Built Year - 1927
State ID - 5WL3520

Description - This Craftsman style house is a rectangular, one-and-one-half story, wood frame structure with an asphalt shingle, side-gabled roof. Roof features include exposed rafter ends, decorative purlins and ridge poles in the upper gable ends and shed dormers on the east and west elevations. It has a concrete foundation and stucco exterior. The main fa├žade is broken into three bays with a centered entrance. The one-story, partial width front porch has a front gabled roof with decorative purlins and exposed rafter ends. It has stucco support posts with lattice in front of them and black metal handrails up the front steps. Windows are primarily four-over-one and five-over-one wood frame double-hung sash. The red brick chimney with a corbelled cap is located on the roof ridge.

Historical Background - The home at 1805 12th Avenue was built in 1927. The property first appears in Greeley city directories the following year, with Abraham (Abram) Matthew Unruh listed as the homeowner. He worked as a carpenter and lived here with his wife Rachel. According to the 1928 directory, this 1936 square foot dwelling housed a total of fourteen people, including the Unruh family and members of the Pi Kappa Sigma Sorority. By 1930, only three people were listed as living at this location. The Unruh family, whose numbers fluctuated between two and five, owned the property for nearly twenty years. In the mid-1940s, the property was occupied by the Glen E. Porter family. Mr. Porter was born February 1, 1894, in Topeka, Kansas to John W. and Augusta (Marcus) Porter. On March 28, 1928, he married Opal L. Rowe at Okmulgee, Oklahoma. The Porters had two sons, Glen E. Jr., and William. A graduate of Kansas University at Lawrence, Glen E. Porter, Sr. passed away on September 11, 1978 at the age of 84. His son, Glen Jr., moved to Loveland in 1963 where he founded Porter Industries Inc., a well-known janitorial service which he owned until his retirement in 1985. Glen Porter, Jr. passed away in Scottsdale, Arizona, at the age of seventy.