Trinh House - 2418 10th Avenue

 Print Listing Historical Name - N/A
Style - No Style
Built Year - 1962
State ID - 5WL4965

Description - The residence at 2418 10th Avenue is a single-story wood frame dwelling which measures 27' N-S (across) by 35' E-W (deep). It is supported by a low concrete foundation, and there are 2-light hopper basement windows. The house's exterior walls are clad with a red brick veneer, which extends to grade, although, there is white horizontal vinyl siding in the upper gable ends and at the south end of the west elevation (façade). The low-pitched front-gabled roof is covered with brown asphalt composition shingles, and the widely-overhaning eaves are boxed. There is no chimney. Two single-light fixed-pane windows, with flanking horizontal-siding windows, penetrate the façade. Two sets of paired single-light awning windows, and a single-light frosted fixed pane bathroom window, penetrate the north elevation. Two 1x1 horizontal sliding windows penetrate the south elevation. Two single-light fixed-pane windows penetrate the east (rear) elevation. A painted white wood-paneled entry door, with a black metal security door, leads into the façade from a 14' by 5' porch on the façade. The porch has a concrete floor, and is covered by a gabled roof supported by painted white square wood posts. A set of concrete stairs on the east elevation, descend to a painted white wood-paneled basement-level entry door. These steps are covered by a corrugated metal shed roof with painted white 2" by 4" wood supports. Another entry door leads into the house from a 2-step concrete stoop at the west end of the north elevation.

Historical Background - Greeley city directories indicate that the small house at the rear of this lot was built in the early 1940s. Mrs. Naomi Akins, who lived in the house in 1944, is the earliest known occupant. She was followed by the Phillip N. and Gladys L. Gallegos family who lived in the house between circa 1945 and 1949. Marvin H. and Margaret (McCarger) Ream then owned and lived in the dwelling throughout most of the 1950s. Mr. and Mrs. Ream were married in Fort Collins on May 6, 1941, and later made their home here in Greeley. A World War II veteran, Mr. Ream worked in the Service Department at Montgomery Wards, while Mrs. Ream was employed at Joslins. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in Greeley on May 6, 1991. City directories indicate that Fred McCarger lived at this location for a brief time in the early 1960s; however, it is unclear whether or not he owned the property. Then, in 1962, under unknown ownership, the new house and garage were built near the front of the lot. City directories then indicate that both houses served as rentals during the 1960s and 1970s. During some years, the rear house is listed as 2418 1/2 10th Avenue, while in other years it is listed as 2418 B 10th Avenue. From circa 1980 to the present (2006) the property has been owned and occupied by the Minh Hue Trinh family. The Trinhs live in the front house, while apparently maintaining the rear as a rental.