Locke House - 1209 Cranford Pl

 Print Listing Historical Name - Hickman House; Schriver House
Style - Bungalow
Built Year - 1927
State ID - 5WL3683

Description - Constructed in 1927, this bungalow is located on the north side of Cranford Place, in the block between 12th and 13th Avenues. The house is supported by a low, painted yellow, sandstone foundation, with 2-light hopper basement windows. Built of wood frame construction, the dwelling's exterior walls are cladded with painted yellow horizontal wood siding, with painted white square-cut wood shingle siding in the upper gable ends on the north and south elevations. The house is covered by a moderately-pitched front gable roof, with grey asphalt shingles, and with exposed rafter ends, beneath the eaves. Decorative purlins and a ridge pole adorn the house's upper gable ends on the façade (south elevation) and on the north elevation. A red brick chimney, with a corbelled cap, is located just below the roof ridge, on the east-facing roof slope. The house's windows are predominantly 3-over-1, 4-over-1, or 6-over-1 (ribbon style) double-hung sash, with painted white wood frames and surrounds, and with silver metal exterior storm windows. A stained natural brown solid wood door, with a white metal storm door, leads into the house from a tongue-and-groove wood porch located near the center of the façade. The porch is recessed under a low-pitched gable roof and is approached by five concrete steps. An extension to the house, located at the north end of the east elevation, provides additional first floor living space, above a basement-level single-stall garage. A painted yellow overhead garage door opens onto a concrete and gravel driveway which extends from the garage to Cranford Place to the south. A stained natural brown solid wood door leads into this portion of the house, near the east end of the north elevation.

Historical Background - This house has served as a single-family home from its construction in 1927 to the present. According to Greeley city directories, the home's original owners were John A. and Amy Hickman. The Hickmans lived here between 1928 and circa 1933, while John worked as a janitor in the "Training Building." In the late 1930s and during the 1940s, this property changed hands several times. Occupants of the home during these years included C.W. Poe, Willard E. Giles, Clyde B. Boyd and Mrs. Luverne Swanson. In 1949 or 1950, this property became the residence of Russell L. and Anne C. Schriver. The Schrivers were co-proprietors , along with Frank J. Schriver, of the Schriver Book Store, which was located downtown at 815 8th Street in Greeley. Mr. Schriver passed away in 1960. His widow, Anne, continued to live here for several more years, before moving to another Greeley location in the late 1960s. She passed away in May 1978, at the age of 84. Mr. and Mrs. Schriver were survived by a son, Jack R. Schriver.