Brown House - 2443 10th Avenue Court

 Print Listing Historical Name - Blair House
Style - No Style
Built Year - 1949
State ID - 5WL4982

Description - The modest wood frame residence at 2443 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 a low unpainted concrete foundation, and its exterior walls are clad with blue horizontal aluminum siding. The house is covered by a moderately-pitched side-gabled roof, covered with grey asphalt composition shingles, and with closed eaves. There is no chimney. A fixed-pane octagon window penetrates the façade wall to the north of the entry porch on the east elevation. Elsewhere, the home's windows are primarily 2/2 double-hung sash, with painted white wood frames and surrounds, and with exterior metal storm windows. A painted white wood-paneled front door, one upper sash light, and covered by a white metal storm door, is located on the façade (east elevation). This door leads into the house from a 2-step, 5' by 4', porch. The porch has a concrete floor, and is covered by a shed roof, supported by two slender wood posts. A painted white wood-paneled door, with four upper sash lights, and covered by a silver metal storm door, is located at the east end of the north (side) elevation. This door leads into the house from a small 2-step concrete porch with a black wrought iron railing.

Historical Background - Weld County Assessor records indicate that this house was built in 1949, while city directories indicate that it was owned and occupied by William H. and Mary (Alvord) Blair for more than four decades. William Henry Blair was born in Ashland, Nebraska on March 6, 1911, the son of William and Mabel (Atwood) Blair. He graduated from Ashland High School, and from Cotnea College, in Lincoln, in 1933, William then married Mary Dean Alvord in Lincoln on September 14, 1935. The Blairs then moved to Greeley, where William gained employment as a Trailways bus driver. Between 1956 and 1976, William was employed as a teacher at Billie Martinez School, and during these years he earned a Master's degree from the University of Northern Colorado. Following his long teaching career, William then worked as a peer counselor at the Weld County Mental Health Center between 1977 and 1987. Mr. and Mrs. Blair had two children - a daughter named Mary Margot and a son named William. Mr. Blair passed away on May 3, 1990 at the age of 79. Mrs. Blair then apparently sold the house a few years later. According to Weld County Assessor records, in March 2000, the property was purchased by Jason O. and Fenessa C. Brown in March 2000. The Browns still owned the property in the fall of 2005; however, at that time it was listed for sale.