Brigden House; Carlson House - 1729 12TH AV

 Print Listing Historical Name - Carlson House
Style - Late 19th and Early 20th Century American Movements/Craftsman
Built Year - 1910
State ID - 5WL3521

Description - This Craftsman style residence is a rectangular, one story, wood frame structure with a wood shingle, gabled roof. Roof features include exposed rafter ends, wide overhanging eaves and decorative beams under the gable ends. There are solar panels on the north portion of the roof. It has a concrete and rock foundation and rusticated stone facing. The main facade contains an off-centered entrance. The one-story, full width front porch has sloping battered columns, rectangular wood shingle siding in the gable end and screens. Windows are one-over-one wood frame double hung and have screens. Other windows include three-light fixed, four-light fixed and have wood lintels with molding over the windows. There is a basement level window and enclosed rear porch. Two brick chimneys are located on the southeast and southwest sides.

Historical Background - Carl J. Carlson was a Swedish immigrant who built this house in 1910. He and his wife Wandla came to the United States in 1892 and he was a stonemason. City Directories do not list the address from 1913 until T.C. Stilwell in 1922. Stilwell was a traveling salesman who lived in the house until 1926. Frank C. Jean, a biology professor at Colorado Teachers College, lived in the house next, from 1926 until approximately 1934. Fred Noffsinger, proprietor of NLN Manufacturing Company, lived in the house from 1934-1937. A variety of other residents lived in the house, including David J. Miller, a prominent local attorney whose office was located in the Coronado Building, who lived there in 1939, the year he opened his law office in Greeley. He was active in local organizations and statewide politics, having been a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, Colorado Attorney General and Colorado Lieutenant Governor. He served on the Colorado Water Conservation Board, was a member of Kiwanis World Peace Through Law, Habitat for Humanity and the Greeley Shrine Club. He was a member of local, state and national bar associations and was president of the Weld County Bar at one time. He lived in Greeley until his death in 1993. Other residents include Robert McConnell, a hay buyer, and various renters during the 1960s and 1970s.