English-Burns Real Estate (offices) - 921 13TH ST

 Print Listing Historical Name - Bliss House
Style - Late 19th and Early 20th Century American Movements/Craftsman
Built Year - 1916-1917
State ID - 5WL3745

Description - This Craftsman style house is a rectangular, one-story, wood frame structure with an asphalt shingle, side-gabled roof. Roof features include exposed rafter ends, triangle braces in the gable ends, front gabled dormer and an intersecting gable on the rear. It has a concrete foundation with rusticated stone facing and lapped wood siding. The main facade contains a centered entrance and another off-centered entrance to the west of the main entrance. The one-story, full-width porch has a brick and stone rail and rectangular columns. Windows are multi-light fixed and one-over-one wood frame double hung. The two brick chimneys are located on the east and west gable ends.

Historical Background - The original owner of the house was Walter E. Bliss, a prominent local attorney. He lived in the house from the time it was built in 1916-1917 until 1923. Bliss served as county attorney from 1913-1921 and later served as the Greeley City Attorney from 1929-1931. He was also on the Greeley School Board and was director of the Weld County Savings Bank for fifteen years. He sold the house to Elinor Igo in 1923. Ms. Igo lived in the house until her death in 1955. She came to Greeley in 1902 and farmed with her husband in the Lucerne and Weldona districts until 1912.