Miller House - 2435 10th Avenue

 Print Listing Historical Name - Steving House
Style - Ranch Type
Built Year - 1948
State ID - 5WL4960

Description - The house at 2435 10th Avenue is a single-story, wood frame, Ranch style dwelling. The house measures 32 feet north-south (across) by 24 feet east-west (deep), not including a small, original, 6 feet by 4 feet extension at the north end of the west (rear) elevation. The house is supported by a low unpainted concrete foundation, and its exterior walls are clad white undulated asphalt shingle siding. The side-gabled roof is moderately-pitched, and covered with brown asphalt shingles. The minimally-overhanging eaves are boxed, with painted red wood trim. A single-light fixed-pane picture window, flanked on either side by narrow horizontal sliding windows, penetrates the façade wall to the north of the entry door (east elevation). A 1/1 double-hung sash window penetrates the façade wall to the south of the entry door. Both window configurations on the façade are flanked by decorative shutters. A 24-light glass block window, an a non-historic fanlight window, are both located on the north (side) elevation. Another 24-light glass block window is located on the south (side) elevation. Three 1/1 double-hung sash windows penetrate the house's west (rear) elevation. All of the home's windows are set in white vinyl replacement frames, with painted red wood surrounds. A red paneled front door, with a fanlight, and covered by a white synthetic storm door, leads into the house from a concrete porch on the façade. The porch measures 7 feet by 4 feet, and is flanked by black wrought iron railings. The porch is uncovered; however, there is a pediment, or small intersecting gable, above the entry door. Another red paneled entry door, covered by a white synthetic storm door, enters the house at the west end of the north elevation.

Historical Background - This house was built in 1948, and according to Greeley city directories, it was initially occupied by J.R. Kohout, between circa 1949 and 1951; however, it is unknown whether or not Kohout actually owned the property. By 1952, this had become the home of Jake E. Steving Sr., and his wife, Katherine "Katie" Elizabeth (Kissier) Steving. Mr. and Mrs. Steving then lived and owned here until their respective deaths in February 1961, and December 1975. Among the region's Germans from Russia population, Jacob "Jake" Richard Steving Sr. had been born in Frank, Russia on August 15, 1891. Katherine had also been born at Frank, Russia on January 15, 1895 (or possibly 1896). Jake and Katherine both immigrated to America during the early 1900s, and they were married in Greeley February 15, 1914. Mr. and Mrs. Steving raised a large family in Greeley, including: Leon (born November 16, 1914); Edna E. (born June 23, 1916); Martha (born April 8, 1918); Katherine "Esther" (born November 16, ca. 1920); Jake Richard Steving Jr. (born January 15, 1922); Walter Louis (born March 26, 1923); Ruth Barbara (born November 21, 1927); and Imogene "Jean" (born September 16, 1930). During the period following their marriage, through the 1930s, it appears that the Steving family was primarily located in Greeley; however, they may have also lived in or near LaSalle for a time. Mr. and Mrs. Steving moved into this house in 1951 or 1952, and subsequently spent their retirement years here. Jake Steving Sr. passed away on February 25, 1961, at the age of 69. He is buried at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Greeley. Katherine Steving died on December 4, 1975, at age 79 or 80. She is also buried at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Following Katherine's death, the former Steving family home at 2435 10th Avenue became a rental property. Occupants from the late 1970s to the late 1980s included: Sara Balbinder, Shirley Harrison, David White, and Joseph P. Joyner. City of Greeley Building Inspection Department records indicate that Dan White owned the property in 1983; however, Greeley city directories indicate that White lived here for only a few years in the mid-1980s. From 1999 to the present (2005), the property has been owned and occupied by Randy Miller. Mr. Miller works for a title company in Greeley.