Casper House - 2419 10th Avenue Court

 Print Listing Historical Name - Wells House; Johnson House; Tjardes House
Style - Ranch Type
Built Year - 1949
State ID - 5WL4977

Description - The modest wood frame residence at 2419 10th Avenue Court features a basic rectangular plan which measures 32' N-S (across) by 22' E-W (deep). The single story dwelling is supported by an unpainted concrete foundation, and its exterior walls are clad with tan color horizontal vinyl siding. The foundation wall is penetrated by 2-light hopper basement windows. The house is covered by a low-pitched hipped roof, covered with grey asphalt composition shingles, and with boxed eaves with painted grey wood trim. There is no chimney. A non-historic canted oriel type window penetrates the façade wall to the south of the entry porch, while a non-historic single-light awning window, and a fixed-pane octagon window, penetrate the façade wall to the north of the entry porch. Elsewhere, the home's windows are entirely 1/1 double-hung sash, with painted turquoise color wood surrounds. A painted turquoise color wood-paneled front door, with a fanlight, and covered by a brown metal storm door, is located on the façade (east elevation). This door leads into the house from a 2-step, 6' by 4', porch. The porch has a concrete floor, and is covered by a low-pitched hipped roof, supported by two painted grey turned columns. A non-historic paneled door, with nine upper sash light, and covered by a brown metal storm door, is located at the east end of the north (side) elevation. This door leads into the house from a 3-step, 4' by 11', concrete porch with a black wrought iron railing. A probably non-historic 1x1 horizontal sling glass bypass door enters the rear of the dwelling from a 3-step wood porch on the west elevation.

Historical Background - Weld County Assessor records indicate that this dwelling was built in 1949, while Greeley city directories indicate that it was originally owned and occupied by the Earl Wells family, through circa 1955. City directories indicate that the property has had numerous owners and residents through the years. After the Wells family lived here, the house was next owned and occupied by T.L. Johnson and family, in the late 1950s, followed by the Paul B. Luckeroth family in the early 1960s. Nebraska native Fred A. Tuck then lived and owned here between circa 1963 and 1969. The city directories then further indicate that the property became a rental from the 1970s to the late 1990s. John S. and Debra S. Coleman then lived and owned here in the early 2000s, before selling it to the current owners and residents, Jim and Leslah Casper, in July 2005. Jim is employed as a maintenance supervisor at Winograd Steel Distribution, while Lesiah works as a certified nurse's aide at the Greeley Hospital. They have two young children named Conner and Callie.