Pacific Mortgage - 815 9TH ST

 Print Listing Historical Name - Barber Building
Style - Late 19th and Early 20th Century American Movements/Commercial Style
Built Year - 1909
State ID - 5WL4146

Description - Two-story, rectangular, brick commercial building with cornice of molded and corbelled brick and frieze with dentil molding and small square vents. Band of molded brick above group of four second story windows sheltered by fabric awnings. Windows are 1/1-light double-hung sash with red sandstone sills. First story is sheltered by fabric awning and has two storefronts with glazed metal frame doors with rectangular transoms and large plate glass display windows. Area below display windows is stuccoed. Inset flush panel door at east end of façade. Rear wall is one-story brick, with flat roof, and two central flush panel doors topped by filled in area. Glass block panels on either side of doors. Small frame projection on rear.

Historical Background - The Greeley Weekly Tribune of 21 July 1909 reported, “On Ninth street between Eighth and Ninth avenues two modern business buildings are being built to replace out-of-date structures. One of these buildings, a two-story pressed brick front, designed for store room and apartments, is being built by Frank Barber. This building is completed in the superstructure and interior finishers are now at work…The cost will be about $10,000.” Information on file at the City of Greeley Museums indicates that W.E. Haynes and N.W. Moss were the contractors and builders of the building for Frank and Nancy Barber. The 1910 city directory indicates that the first story of the building was vacant and the upper story held rooms. By 1913 the Waggoner Grocery was located on the first story and Dr. Frank Dille, a dentist, had offices upstairs. The building was vacant in 1915. In 1917 W.E. Kinsella had a real estate and loan office here, and he shared the building with J.V.H. Browne, an auctioneer, in 1918. A long-lived business which operated in this building was the Lee Brothers Cash Hardware, which was here during 1920 through 1950. During that period the upstairs contained a variety of businesses, including: Prichard’s Café (operated by Ray Prichard), 1930; D.S. Alexander, chiropractor, 1933; Quick Lunch (operated by F. Jones), 1935; and Moore, McGuire, and Austin, real estate, 1948. The Greeley Hardware Company was located in this building during 1951 through 1962. The upstairs was rented by a piano teacher. In 1963-1969 the hardware store became the Downtown Coast to Coast Store. The address was not listed in 1970. The Bible Book House operated here in 1973-1976. The building was vacant in 1977. Colorado Christian Supply was housed here in 1979. In 1982-1985 D & D Music Company operated in this building. The Creative Arts Center occupied the space in 1986. The building was vacant in 1987. In 1988 Play N’ Learn was here. In 1994 Matthew J. Revitte acquired the building.