Brown House - 2104 10TH AV

 Print Listing Historical Name - Harry D. Pulis House
Style - Other Style/wood-frame, hipped roof house
Built Year - 1939-40
State ID - 5WL4515

Description - This house at 2104 10th Avenue is situated on the east side of the thoroughfare, between 2100 10th Avenue to the north and 2110 10th Avenue to the south. Connecting 10th Avenue to a garage southeast of the house is a concrete and red sandstone driveway, which runs along the south side of the dwelling. A chain-link fence encircles the backyard, and a combination of chain-link and wood fences partially enclose the front yard. A planted grass yard with mature landscaping surrounds the structure. Oriented to the west, the house rests on a concrete foundation with brown-painted wood-frame, three (vertical)-over-one, double-hung sash basement windows. A brown-brick veneer clads the exterior walls. Marking the corners and window surrounds are tan-colored, glazed bricks. Most windows are three (vertical)-over-one, double-hung sash, with brown aluminum frames. A front-gabled entryway protrudes from the center of the nearly symmetrical front (west) fa├žade. It hosts, to the north, a brown-painted, three-light, wood slab door. To the south is a six-light casement window. A concrete stoop, with black, wrought-iron railings, approach the front door. A descending stairwell, access from the south, runs underneath the stoop and entryway, providing access to a basement apartment. Another doorway opens on the east end of the south elevation. It hosts a brown-painted, three-light, wood slab door, opening behind an aluminum-frame storm door. A four-step concrete stoop approaches the doorway from the east and west, and features a black, wrought-iron railing. A brown-brick chimney, with prominent hearth, is engaged to the west end of the south elevation. Flanking it on either side are six-light casement windows. Brown asphalt shingles cover the central, hipped roof, and the structure lacks overhanging eaves. A brown-brick chimney emerges near the center of the roof.

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 2104 10th Avenue. Little is known about the property between 1906 and 1938. Local tax assessor records indicate that the current house was built in 1940. However, city directories list Harry D. Pulis as residing at this address between 1939 and 1943. Therefore a 1940 construction date might be incorrect. Many individuals lived here between 1944 and 1956 including George and Elizabeth Wegelin, Floyd Crawford, H.B. Lee, Ernest W. Hams, and Helen Hunter. Between 1956 and 1968, J.J. Weber resided at this address and might have owned the property. A multitude of people called this address home between 1969 and 1992. Linda Crislip purchased the property between 1969 and 1992.