Schantz House - 2009 9TH AV

 Print Listing Historical Name - Lewis Bickel Wilson House
Style - Late 19th and Early 20th Century American Movements/Craftsman - bungalow
Built Year - 1925
State ID - 5WL4393

Description - This house at 2009 9th Avenue is situated on the west side of the thoroughfare, between 2005 9th Avenue to the north and 2015 9th Avenue to the south. 2003 10th Avenue, an apartment building, is located directly behind (west of ) this property. The dwelling is set back approximately 52 feet from the street. A planted grass yard with mature landscaping surrounds the structure. A gravel driveway, along the south side of the house, connects 9th Avenue to a garage southwest of the dwelling. Oriented to the east, the house rests on a gray-painted, rusticated concrete-block foundation. Basement windows are generally three-light awning behind two-light storm windows. Narrow, yellow-painted, horizontal wood siding, with tan-painted 1-by-4-inch cornerboards, clads the exterior walls. Red-painted asphalt shingles cover the gables. Windows are generally six (vertical)-over-one, double-hung sash, with tan-painted wood frames and surrounds. A full-width, integral porch extends across the symmetrical front (east) elevation. The roof rests on battered wood piers on red brick pedestals. A tan-painted metal railing extends between the pedestals. Four concrete steps approach the porch at its center. The front doorway opens in the center of the elevation. Another doorway opens south of center on the rear (west) elevation. It hosts a wood slab door, opening behind a white-painted, aluminum-frame storm door. Approaching the doorway from the south is a five-step wood stoop with a decorative, wrought-iron railing. North of the door are two, four-light hopper windows. A row of three glass blocks have replaced a larger window in the center of the north elevation. Piercing the center of the south-facing gable is a pair of four-light hopper windows; the north-facing gable has a single, four-light hopper window. Emerging from the center of the roof's east-slope is a shed roof dormer. It hosts a pair of hopper windows and features decorative knee brackets. Identical brackets appear in the gable ends. Brown asphalt shingles cover the side-gabled roof, and the rafter ends are exposed. A tall, red-brick chimney emerges from the center of the roof's west-facing slope.

Historical Background - In July 1887, James M. Freeman platted Arlington Heights. The area was also known as Freeman's Subdivision and consisted of a large area extending south from downtown Greeley. This lot at 2009 9th Avenue is located within Arlington Heights. Local tax assessor records indicate that the current home was constructed in 1925. Little is known about the property between 1925 and 1939. City directories reveal that Lewis Bickel Wilson lived at this address between 1930and 1940 but do not confirm whether he was the house's first resident. Pete Atkinson and Leo E. Rubel lived here in 1942 and 1944, respectively. Between 1946 and 1957, Daisy Anderson owned and lived at this residence. Several individual occupied the house between 1960 and 1968, including J.R. Bailey, T.A. Kaufman, and James E. Andrews. Throughout most of the 1970s, students resided at this address. Douglas Maurer took over ownership in 1979 and apparently rented out the property to several individuals including Sandra Johnson, Kenneth Langosky, and K. Rogers.