Karen Gray Fawcett House - 2511 10TH AV

 Print Listing Historical Name - Ivan D. Hedburg House
Style - Other Style/ranch type
Built Year - 1947
State ID - 5WL4555

Description - This house is situated on the west side of the thoroughfare, between 2507 10th Avenue to the north and 2515 10th Avenue to the south. It is set back 52 feet from the street. A planted grass yard with mature landscaping surrounds the structure, and a fence encircles the back yard. Oriented to the east, the house rests on a concrete foundation. White-painted asbestos shingle siding clads most of the exterior walls. White-painted, horizontal wood siding clads the exterior walls around the front (east) entrance, corresponding to a shallow pediment, which is offset north of center. Windows are one-over-one-light, double-hung sash, with white-painted wood frames and aluminum-frame storm windows. Those n the front (east) elevation feature flanking, red-painted, board-and-batten shutters. The front (east) doorway, which opens on the south side of the area beneath the pediment, hosts a white-painted, three-panel, three-light, glass-in-wood-frame door. A similar door opens on the rear (west) elevation. A one-car garage is attached to the north elevation, offset to the west. Dominating its front (west) elevation is a white-painted, wood, overhead-pivot-type garage door. It is approached by a concrete driveway from 10th Avenue. Opening on the south elevation of the garage, in the portion extending westward beyond the house, is a white-painted, four-panel, one-light, glass-in-wood-frame door. The garage also features six-light awning windows. Gray asphalt shingles cover the side-gabled roof. Eaves overhang the east and west elevations only and are boxed with white-painted wood fascia and soffit. Metal louvered vents pierce the gable ends.

Historical Background - In July 1946, John R.P. Wheeler platted Wheeler's Addition. Wheeler's Addition subdivided block 12 of the first addition to Arlington Park into lots, including this one at 2511 10th Avenue; the subdivision plat also realigned the streets. John R.P. Wheeler developed more than half of Greeley's subdivisions, with Arlington among the first of his suburban developments. Wheeler was born in Greeley in December 1916 and lived there for his entire life. His family founded Wheeler Realty in 1915, a prominent real estate company in northern Colorado. Wheeler took over the family business in 1940 and began working as a real estate developer and broker. Local tax assessor records reveal that the current house was built in 1947. City directories do not indicate who first inhabited the house but do list Ivan T. Hedberg as a resident in 1950. Between at least 1954 and 1965, Mrs. Ferole G. Hedberg resided at this address. Many individuals lived here between 1968 and 1994, including Richard J. Kersenbrock, Richard Norris, Gary Gettman, Jeff Petersen, Rick Payne, and Ian Henry.