Loya House - 1027 5TH ST

 Print Listing Historical Name - Woodruff House
Style - Foursquare
Built Year - 1907
State ID - 5WL3756

Description - This American Foursquare residence is a roughly rectangular, two-story, brick and frame structure with an asphalt shingled, low-pitch hipped roof. Roof features include wide overhanging boxed eaves, a hipped roof dormer located centrally on the main façade, and a wide band of frieze under the eaves. It has a rusticated stone foundation with a brick exterior. The main façade is broken into two bays and contains an off-centered entrance. A single story, full-width porch features three square columns with stone support piers, a balustrade rail and hipped roof. Most windows are one-over-one wood frame, double hung sash with rusticated stone sills and lintels. Notable exceptions include the arched basement windows, multi-light fixed window in the dormer, and a two-story bay window with decorative brickwork on the corners. The brick chimney has a stone cap and is located at the north end of the original house.

Historical Background - The house was built in 1907 for Benjamin and Almira Woodruff at a cost of $3,500. It was described as "8 room, modern." B.F. Woodruff came to Greeley in 1870 with his father, William B. Woodruff, a local carpenter who built the first bridges in Weld County and an original member of the Union Colony. B.F. was an alderman and owned his own real estate, loan and insurance business. He had an office in the Coronado Building and in the Opera House Block. They sold the house to C.M. Strickland in 1919, who lived there until he sold it to William Simms in 1926.