Zimmerman House - 2423 10th Avenue Court

 Print Listing Historical Name - Currey House; Davisson House
Style - No Style
Built Year - 1949
State ID - 5WL4978

Description - This house at 2423 10th Avenue Court measures 32' N-S by 22' E-W. Built of wood frame construction, the modest single story dwelling is supported by a low painted brown concrete foundation. Its exterior walls are clad with white horizontal vinyl siding, and it is covered by a moderately-pitched side gabled roof, with grey asphalt shingles. The eaves are closed, with painted brown wood trim. A fixed-pane octagon window penetrates the north end of the facade wall (east elevation). The home's windows elsewhere are primarily single and paired 1/1double-hung sash, with painted white wood frames and surrounds, and with painted brown decorative wood shutters. Windows on the west (rear) elevation do not have decorative shutters, however. A painted brown solid wood door, with three stepped upper sash lights, and covered by a white synthetic storm door, leads into the fa├žade from a 6' by 4' concrete front porch. The porch is approached by two concrete steps, and is covered by a gable roof with knee brace supports. A painted brown wood-paneled door, with one upper sash light, and covered by a white synthetic storm door, leads into the house from a 4' by 4' 2-step concrete porch at the east end of the north (side) elevation.

Historical Background - Weld County Assessor records indicate that this house was built in 1949, while Greeley city directories indicate it was initially owned and occupied in the early 1950s by Carl E. and Wilda (Howard) Currey. Carl Eugene Curry was born on September 15, 1918 at Claudell, Kansas, the son of Hyram and Marie (Landman) Currey. He was married to Wilda Howard in Phillipsburg, Kansas on August 10, 1947. Carl grew up in Claudell and Kenisington, Kansas, where he graduated from High School in 1936. He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1939, serving on the battleship USS Maryland, and was on board during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. He was honorably discharged from the service in September 1945, and soon after he moved to Greeley. Previously, he had been on a troop train which had stopped in Greeley, and he was so impressed with the friendliness of the people here that he decided to make it his home following the war's end. Carl and Wilda moved into this house in the early 1950s, and lived and owned here until the end of the decade. Carl's employment including managing the American Legion Club, 1949-1952, and working as a salesman for Interstate Bakeries between 1952 and 1973 when he retired. Wilda Currey passed away on May 26, 1978, and Carl Currey died on July 11, 2003, at the age of 84. They were survived by two daughters and other relatives. The Noel E. Davisson family was the next owners and residents of this property They lived here from 1960 through circa 1969. City directories then indicate that the house has been utilized as a rental from the 1970s to the present (2006). From 1996 to the present, the property has been owned by Donald and Nancy Zimmerman of Westminster.