Sleep N’ Comfort - 809 10TH ST

 Print Listing Historical Name - Herdman Electric
Style - Modern Movements
Built Year - 1946
State ID - 5WL4163

Description - One-story rectangular brick commercial building with flat roof with bands of brick along cornice. Walls composed of painted brick; west wall is stuccoed, as is area under glass block panel above storefront. Central inset entrance area with wide round metal columns with fluting at corners of entrance. Entrance has double glazed metal frame doors flanked by sidelights and with a large transom. Walls leading to entrance are angled inward. Large plate glass display windows; painted metal under windows. Façade is sheltered by fabric awning. Windows on east wall have glass block panels, as do windows on rear wall. Slightly inset entrance at east end of rear wall.

Historical Background - The Weld County Assessor reports that this building was erected in 1946. The lot had previously been part of the facilities of a Continental Filling Station to the east and, by the 1940s, the Weld County Garage Used Car Lot. When this building was erected it housed Herdman Electric Company, which is shown at this address in city directories through at least 1970. Okey Herdman established his business in 1918 at 619 8th Avenue. He was born in Parkersburg, West Virginia in 1900. He married Ruth Culver in 1922 at United Presbyterian Church in Greeley. Mr. Herdman was electrical contractor for the Joslin’s store in Greeley. Mr. Herdman was a Republican and a member of the Elks Club in Greeley. During 1963-1983 Don Herdman was owner and president of the business, followed by his son Blaine Herdman and Frank Robb.