Buxman House - 2231 9TH AV

 Print Listing Historical Name - Jake and Josephine Weiss House
Style - Modern Movements/Minimal Traditional
Built Year - 1939
State ID - 5WL4443

Description - This house at 2231 9th Avenue is situated on the west side of the thoroughfare, between 2229 9th Avenue to the north and 2233 9th Avenue to the south. The dwelling is set back 50 feet from the street. A planted grass yard with mature landscaping surrounds the structure, and a vertical plank wood fence surrounds the back yard. A concrete driveway runs along the south side of the building, connecting 9th Avenue to a garage northwest of the dwelling. Oriented to the east, the house rests on a concrete foundation with white-painted wood frame, three-light hopper basement windows, opening behind aluminum-frame storm windows. Horizontal, white vinyl siding, with vinyl cornerboards, clads the exterior walls. Windows are nine-over-one-light, double-hung sash, with white-painted wood frames. The glazing of the transom is arranged in a rectangular, cottage pattern. The first flook of the principal (east) elevation features picture windows. A front-gabled entryway protrudes from near the center of the asymmetrical front (east) façade. The entryway hosts a white-painted, one-light, wood slab door, opening behind an aluminum-frame storm door. Three concrete steps, flanked by a black, wrought-iron railings, approach the doorway. The center of the rear (west) elevation hosts a five-panel, one-light, glass-in-wood-frame door, opening behind an aluminum storm door. Brown, interlocking asphalt shingles cover the cross-gabled roof, and the structure lacks overhanging eaves. A shed-roof dormer protrudes from the east-facing slope of the roof. It hosts a pair of nine-over-one windows as described above. A skylight pierces the west end of the roof's north slope. A red-brick chimney, with a prominent hearth, is engaged to the east end of the north elevation.

Historical Background - In May 1906, the Colorado Mortgage and Investment Company platted Arlington Park, which consisted of four city blocks and numerous lots including this one at 2231 9th Avenue. Not much is known about the property between 1906 and 1930. In the early 1930s, the property transferred from Albert E. Gustafson to F. H. Swanson to P.C. and Mildred McGrew. Jake and Josephine Weiss owned the property by 1938. Local tax assessor records indicate that the current house was built in 1939. City directories list Mr. And Mrs. Weiss as residents in 1939, indicating that they were the home's first owners and residents. Jake Weiss was born in Loveland in 1909 and resided in the Greeley area his entire life. On June 4, 1933, he married Josephine Beitz in Brighton, Colorado. Born in 1910, Josephine worked as a medical technologist before marrying Jake. She was skilled as a gourmet cook and professional cake baker. Jake and Josephine began farming land located between Johnstown and Platteville in 1947. Both had careers with the United States Postal Service as mail carriers in the Greeley and Johnstown areas and attended Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Greeley. The couple had two sons, Robert and Theodore, and one daughter, named Helen. Jake Weiss died on June 14, 1976. Josephine died nearly fourteen years later on March 7, 2000. Several individuals resided at this address between 1942 and 1947, including Charles and Clara Woods and A.T. and Henrietta Burnett. City directories list Ray O. and Della Reed as residents between 1948 and 1967. Mr. Reed was born in Central City, Iowa, and was residing in the Greeley area by 1912 when he reportedly worked for local resident Harvey Hibbs. Mr. Reed became an employee at the Gill grain elevator and was its manager by 1918. On July 4, 1912, Ray married Della Woods. She was born in Greeley on March 15, 1891. The couple settled on a farm near Gill, Colorado, around 1917, where they resided until 1933. They had two daughters, named Barbara and Florence. The family moved to Greeley in 1933 and operated Ray Reed's Café and Truck Line. Ray also ran a livestock hauling business at the intersection of East 18th Street and 1st Avenue. The couple retired in 1957. Ray died on September 6, 1966. Della continued to live at this address until her death on December 25, 1976.