Smith and Jacobmeyer House - 912 21ST ST

 Print Listing Historical Name - Carl Richard and Helen P. Smith House (ca. 1940)
Style - Late 19th and Early 20th Century American Movements/Craftsman
Built Year - 1928
State ID - 5WL4657

Description - This house is situated on the south side of the thoroughfare, between 2103 9th Avenue to the east and a north-south-oriented alley to the west. The dwelling is set back approximately 40 feet from the street. A planted grass yard with mature landscaping and extremely dense foliage surrounds the structure. A wood fence encloses the back yard. Oriented to the north, the house rests on a concrete foundation. Pink-painted, horizontal wood siding clads the exterior walls. Windows are generally nine-over-one-light, double-hung sash, with pink-painted wood frames and surrounds, which have protruding cornices. These windows appear in pairs or bands. One-light awning windows appear in the gables. A four-step concrete stoop approached the front doorway, which is offset west of center on the front (north) elevation. It hosts a nine-light, glass-in-wood-frame door, opening behind an aluminum-frame storm door. Another doorway opens on the south end of the east elevation. It is a white-painted, one-light, glass-in-wood-frame door, opening behind an aluminum storm door. An integral porch is situated on the northeast corner of the house. It has been enclosed with screens. Gray asphalt shingles cover the side gabled roof, which bows upward in an eyebrow eave above the front (north) entrance. The rafter and perlin ends are exposed. A large, red-brick chimney protrudes from the east end of the roof's north-facing slope.

Historical Background - In May 1906, the Colorado Mortgage and Investment Company platted Arlington Park, which consisted of four city blocks and numerous parcels, including this one at 912 21st Street. Local tax assessor records indicate that the current house was built in 1928. Little is known about the house between 1928 and 1939. City directories reveal that Carl Richard and Helen P. Smith resided at this address for at least 54 years between 1940 and 1994; it is probable that they also owned the property throughout their tenure. Mrs. Smith was born on September 10, 1910 in Jamesport, Missouri. Her family moved to Denver sometime between 1910 and 1927. She came to Greeley in 1928 and attended the Colorado Teacher's College (now the University of Northern Colorado). She married Carl in Colorado Springs in 1933 and was a homemaker throughout much of her life. The Smiths were part owner of J.V. Smith and son Women's Readywear and Dry Goods Store in Greeley. They had two sons, Richard A. and Don. Carl Richard Smith died on March 14, 1976, and Helen died nearly 13 years later on March 9, 1989.