Wright House - 1026 23RD ST RD

 Print Listing Historical Name - William A. & Bertha F. Rhoadarmer House
Style - Other Style/Ranch type
Built Year - 1946
State ID - 5WL4694

Description - This house at 1026 23rd Street Road is situated on the south side of the thoroughfare, between 1020 23rd Street Road to the east and 1030 23rd Street Road to the west. A planted grass yard with mature landscaping surrounds the structure, and a high, wood privacy fence encircles the back yard. Oriented to the north, the house rests on a concrete foundation. Narrow, white-painted horizontal wood siding clads the exterior walls. Most windows are six (square)-over-six (square), with white-painted wood frames and surrounds. A protruding bay, near the center of the front (north) elevation, hosts a tripartite picture window, with a central fixed-frame and flanking, eight-light casements. Another, more shallow bay protrudes on the east end of the front (north) elevation. It contains a single, eight-light casement window. An integral porch exists at the northwest corner of the central protruding bay. Beneath it is a doorway, opening onto the west elevation of the bay. It is a white-painted, six-panel wood door, opening behind a white, aluminum-frame storm door. Near the center of the rear (south) elevation are paired, one-light French doors. West of them is a one-light, frosted-glass casement window. A one-car garage is attached to the east elevation and is accessed from the south, via a concrete driveway from the alley behind (south of) the property. The garage doorway hosts a white-painted, eight-light, eight-panel, overhead pivot door. The east elevation of the garage features two, six-light casement windows. Gray asphalt shingles cover the cross-hipped roof, and the eaves are boxed with white-painted wood fascia and soffit.

Historical Background - In October 1927, Mary Shattuck platted Shattuck's Subdivision of block 7 of the first addition to Arlington Park, which included this lot at 1026 23rd Street Road. Information about the property between 1927 and 1945 is inconclusive. Local tax assessor records indicate that the current house was constructed in 1946. City directories do not list the address between 1946 and 1958. They do however reveal that William A. and Bertha F. Rhoadarmer resided at this address from at least 1959 through at least 1964. William A. Rhoadarmer was born on November 28, 1884, in Lexington, Nebraska. He married Blanche Edith Greene in 1908 and they lived in Pierce, Colorado. After Blanche's death in 1946, William moved to Greeley. He met Bertha F. Elliott and remarried on August 6, 1947. He worked for the United States Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Office in Greeley for ten years. William had four children, named Thelma, W.H., Delmar c. and Glatha; it is unknown from which marriage these children came. William was a member of the First Baptist Church and retired in 1957. William and Bertha were involved in a car accident on Colorado Highway 60 on November 6, 1960. Both were hospitalized and William died later that month at the Weld County General Hospital. Roberta Hall purchased the property sometime between 1965 and 1995. Hall was born on April 8, 1907 in Grand Island, Nebraska. She moved with her family to Denver in 1918 where she attended Denver East High School and Park Business College. She married Truman C. Hall on November 18, 1931. The couple moved to Greeley in 1942; Truman managed the Greeley Trades Council. They had two children, Truman C. Hall, Jr., and Anita L. The family attended the First Congregational Church. Mr. Hall died in 1962. Following her husband's death, Roberta worked for the Wilkinson Printery for nearly 15 years and kept accounting records for her son's business in Windsor. She sold the property in July 1996 and died just 4 months later, on November 1, 1996.