Haugen House - 2400 10TH AV CT

 Print Listing Historical Name - J.C. Smollen House
Style - Ranch Type
Built Year - 1949
State ID - 5WL4588

Description - This house is situated on the southeast corner of 10th Avenue Court and 24th Street. It is set back 33 feet from 10th Avenue Court. A planted grass yard with mature landscaping surrounds the structure, and a combination of a wood fence and concrete-block wall encircles the back yard. Oriented to the west, the house rests on a concrete-block foundation. Broad, white-painted, horizontal wooden composition siding clads most exterior walls. However, a light-brown colored brick veneer extends upward 5 feet from the foundation. Windows are generally two (horizontal)-over-two (horizontal)-light, double-hung sash, with white-painted wood frames and thin wood surrounds. Translucent brown fiberglass awnings, with decorative, wrought-iron frames, cover those windows appearing on the front (west) elevation. A tripartite picture window appears on the north side of the front (west) elevation. It consists of a central fixed-frame window flanked by one-over-one-light, double-hung sash windows. A doorway opens near the center of the front (west) elevation. It hosts a white-painted, one-light, wood slab door, opening behind a white-painted, aluminum-frame storm door. A three-step concrete stoop, protected beneath a front-gabled hood on wrought-iron supports, approaches the doorway. The stained wood door features diamond-shaped glazing and faux, X-shaped bracing in the bottom panel. It opens behind a white, aluminum-frame storm door. The doorway is approached both from the east and west via a three-step concrete stoop with flanking, wrought-iron railing. The doorway is concrete patio extends across the northern three-quarters of the rear (east) elevation. The southwest corner of the patio features a plywood hatch for access to the basement. Gray asphalt shingles cover the hipped roof, and the eaves are boxed with white-painted wood fascia and soffit.

Historical Background - In May 1946, Clyde L. and O.L. Hackley platted Hackley's Subdivision of block 8 of the first addition to Arlington Park, which included this lot at 2400 10th Avenue Court. Little is known about the property between 1946 and 1948. Local tax assessor records indicate that the current house was constructed in 1949. City directories reveal that several individuals lived here between 1956 and 1968 including J.C. Smollen, R.G. Wagner, A.L. Daniels, and Loran Keenan. Jay Claude Ordway resided at this address between 1972 and 2000. Ordway was born on February 1, 1918 in Marceline, Missouri. He moved to Greeley at a relatively young age and graduated from Greeley High School, now known as Greeley Central High School. He later attended the Colorado State Teacher's College, now the University of Northern Colorado, also in Greeley. He married Edith Simpson on October 23, 1939, and they had two children, Paula and Jay. Mr. Ordway worked as a cabinetmaker for 20 years and as a telegrapher for the Union Pacific Railroad for almost 30 years. He also competed as an amateur boxer at the Greeley Armory. Edith died on August 10, 1992, and Jay died on June 23, 2000. Paula Ordway took over ownership of the property following her father's death.