Haefeli Quadriplex - 813-819 21ST ST

 Print Listing Historical Name - 813-819 Quadriplex
Style - Modern Movements/Minimal Traditional
Built Year - 1941
State ID - 5WL4661

Description - This quadriplex at 813, 815, 817 and 819 21st Street is situated on the north side of the thoroughfare, between 2047 8th Avenue to the east and a north-south-oriented alley to the west. The apartment building is set back 32 feet from the street. A planted grass yard with mature landscaping surrounds the structure, and a wood privacy fence encloses the back yard. Gravel driveways flank the east and west sides of the house, providing access to identical, two-car garages northeast and northwest of the house. Oriented to the south, the structure rests on a concrete foundation covered in pink painted stucco. The foundation hosts six-light, metal-frame windows, with a central casement. Pink-painted, horizontal wood siding clads the exterior walls. Windows on the first floor of the principal (south) elevation are 32-light, metal frame, with a pair of integral casements. Similar, but smaller, windows appear on the remainder of the elevations and in the gables. The principal (south) fa├žade of the structure is rigidly symmetrical: protruding, front-gabled entrances on the east and west ends provide access to the first-floor apartments (813 and 819) while, between them, a pair of concrete stairwells provides access to the basement apartments (815 and 817). The front gabled entryways feature catslides on their inside (facing) slopes. A four-step concrete stoop, with decorative, wrought-iron railing, approached the entryways, which, in a recess, host a pink-painted, 18-light, glass-in-wood-frame door, opening behind a pink-painted, wood-frame storm door. A metal awning appears above the recess to both doors. Six-step concrete stairwells approach the basement apartments form the north and south. They are protected beneath a metal awning that spans between the protruding entrances and rests on aluminum supports. The symmetry of the front (south) elevation influences the rear (north) elevation. It hosts two, five-panel, one-light, glass-in-wood-frame doors on either end. Gray-green asphalt shingles cover the side-gabled roof, and the structure lacks overhanging eaves.

Historical Background - In July 1887, James M. Freeman platted Arlington Heights. The area was also known as Freeman's Subdivision and consisted of a large area extending south from downtown Greeley. This lot, which contains a quadriplex with units numbered 813, 815, 817 and 819 21st Street, is located in the area platted as Arlington Heights. Local tax assessor records indicate that the building was constructed in 1941. Many individuals have lived at these addresses throughout the years. Oscar Nelson lived at 813 between 1952 and 1965. Mary Elise and Marvel Shackelford resided at 819 from 1952 until 1968. Mary Elise was born on October 17, 1902, in Tecumseh, Oklahoma. She moved to Lamar, Colorado, with her family sometime between 1946. In 1947, she came to Greeley and worked as a schoolteacher for many years at Central Grade School and Scott Grade School. She lived here with her sister, Marvel M. Schackelford, and died on July 22, 1980. Deanna R. Haefeli currently owns this quadriplex.