Theodore L. & Sophia L. Aldrich House - 2233 10TH AV

 Print Listing Historical Name - Thomas G. & Betty Dunn House
Style - Other Style - wood framed, side gabled house
Built Year - 1938
State ID - 5WL4536

Description - This house at 2233 10th Avenue is situated on the west side of the thoroughfare, between 2229 10th Avenue to the north and 2237 10th Avenue to the south. It is set back 47 feet from the street. A planted grass yard with mature landscaping surrounds the structure, and a chain-link fence delimits the western edge of the property. A concrete and packed-earth driveway runs along the north side of the house, connecting 10th Avenue to a garage northwest of the dwelling. Oriented to the east, the house rests on a gray-painted concrete foundation, with three-light hopper basement windows. Gray-painted, horizontal, wooden composition siding clads the exterior walls. Windows are four (vertical)-over-one-light, double-hung sash, with white-painted wood frames and steel-frame storm windows. Flanking the windows on the principal (east) elevation are blue-painted wood shutters with diamond-shaped appliques. A window opening on the rear elevation has been enclosed with glass blocks and a small, integral louvered window. A doorway, protected beneath a front-gabled hood on scroll brackets, opens in the center of the symmetrical front (east) fa├žade. Approaching the doorway is a five-step concrete stoop with flanking, black-painted, wrought-iron railings. Another doorway opens south of center on the rear (west) elevation. It hosts a white-painted, four-panel, one-light, glass-in-wood-frame door, opening behind an aluminum-frame storm door. Green asphalt shingles cover the side-gabled roof and the eaves are boxed. A brick chimney emerges north of center on the roof's west facing slope.

Historical Background - In February 1910, the Colorado Mortgage and Investment Company with W.A. and Katherine W. Hamnett platted Hamnett's Subdivision of the first addition to Arlington Park. The subdivision consisted of one city block and numerous lots, including this one at 2233 10th Avenue. Little is known about the property between 1910 and 1937. Local tax assessor records indicate that the current house was built in 1938. According to city directories, Thomas G. and Betty Dunn lived at this address between 1939 and 1942. Warranty deeds reveal that Henry Swanson purchased the property some time before 1945, when he sold it to Luther Crenshaw, Jr. Crenshaw lived at this address from at least 1945 until at most 1948. Arlo Casteel lived here in 1948, and James D. Van Velsor was the resident in 1950. City directories reveal that Harry Widholm resided here between 1952 and 1956 and might have owned the property as well. Residency and possibly ownership transferred to Alex Schreiner in 1959. Between 1962 and 1971, Walter and Lena Hartwig lived at this address and took over ownership at some point. Following Walter's death in 1969, Lena Hartwig continued to reside here until her own death in September 1986. Lena was born on January 21, 1901, in Johnson County, Nebraska. After finishing school there, she mvoed with her parents to Yuma County, Colorado in 1918, where they settled near the town of Schramm. She worked at a variety store in Yuma before marrying Walter Hartwig in 1929. The couple lived in Yuma for many years; Walter ran a machine shop there. They had two sons, named Carl and Keith. Walter and Lena later purchased a farm south of Yuma. In 1960, they sold their farm and retired to Greeley, where they purchased this house and owned and lived her until Lena's death.