Carlson House - 2420 10th Avenue

 Print Listing Historical Name - Sharp House; Washburn House; McCartney House
Style - Ranch Type
Built Year - 1954
State ID - 5WL4966

Description - The residence at 2420 10th Avenue consists of an original hipped-roof dwelling, which measures, 32' N-S (across) by 22' E-W (deep), and a 14' N-S by 7' E-W gabled addition to the north end of the east (rear) elevation. The building is supported by a low unpainted concrete foundation, while its exterior walls are clad with non-historic, wide, horizontal wood siding. The hipped and gabled roof forms are low-pitched, and are covered with asphalt composition shingles. The eaves are boxed with painted brown wood trim. A single-light fixed-pane picture window, flanked on either side by a narrow 2/2 double-hung sash window, penetrates the façade (west elevation) wall to the north of the entry porch. Windows elsewhere are predominately single and paired 2/2 double-hung sash with painted white wood frames and painted brown wood surrounds. A stained natural brown wood-paneled door enters the façade from a 3-step concrete porch with a black wrought iron railing. The porch is partially covered by an extension of the roof eave. A stained natural brown solid wood door, covered by a white synthetic storm door, enters into the gabled addition from a 2-step wood stoop on the east elevation.

Historical Background - Weld County Assessor records indicate that this house was built in 1954, while Greeley city directories reveal that it was initially owned and occupied by the F.A. Sharp family, through circa 9159. The directories further indicate that the house remained owner-occupied through the early 1970s, before it became a rental property. Residents who lived here successively in the 1960s included Mr. and Mrs. R.E. Washburn, James W. and Ruby B. McCartney, and Brooks Cole. Brad Peterson, who owned the property in the late 1970s and early 1980s, for the most part apparently had it as a rental, but he perhaps also lived here for a time. Many of the property's tenants, from the early 1970s to the present, were presumably students at the University of Northern Colorado. At various points in time, people have apparently resided in the house's main level, in the basement, as well as in the detached former garage. Presently, in 2006, the property is owned by Jacob and Jody Carlson.