Hurt House - 2420 10th Avenue Court

 Print Listing Historical Name - Schieving House; Bauer House
Style - No Style
Built Year - 1951
State ID - 5WL4988

Description - The house at 2420 10th Avenue court is composed of the following elements: the original side-gabled dwelling, which overall measures 32' N-S (across) by 22' E-W (deep); a 32' N-S by 16' E-W addition to the east (rear) elevation, which is covered by an intersecting gabled roof; an 18' N-S by 6' E-W shed-roofed extension to the south end of the west elevation (façade); and a 4' N-S by 6' E-W enclosed shed-roofed porch extension at the west end of the north elevation. Built of wood frame construction, the single-story residence is supported by a low painted dark brown concrete foundation. The exterior walls are clad with brown horizontal vinyl siding, and the roof is covered with brown asphalt composition shingles, with boxed eaves. There is no chimney. Many of the home's windows appear to have been altered from their original configuration. A large 1x1 horizontal sliding window penetrates the façade wall to the south of the front entry porch, while a square fixed-pane window penetrates the façade wall to the north of the entry porch. Two large 2-light casement windows, set over single (probably) awning type windows, are located on the south elevation. Elsewhere, the home's windows primarily consist of a combination of 1x1 horizontal sliders and 1/1 double hung sashes. A 3-step front porch, which measures approximately 10' by 5', built of Trex type recycled material, is located outside the shed-roofed extension near the south end of the façade. A green metal storm door leads from the porch into the shed-roofed extension, while a stained natural brown wood-paneled door leads from within the extension into the main part of the house. A side entry door leads into the 4' by 6' enclosed shed-roofed porch, from a 3-step wood stoop, at the west end of the north elevation.

Historical Background - Built in 1951, this house has been owned and occupied by just three families from that time to the present (2006). The homes' original owner, S. Bus Schieving, lived here between 1951 and circa 1959. A veteran, Mr. Schieving had been a member of the 303rd Bombardment Group (H) of the 8th Air Force. He passed away in Denver on January 24, 1995. The property's next owners and residents were Ruben G. and Alma (Kobobell-Stiley) Bauer. They lived her during the early-to-mid- 1960s. Ruben G. Bauer was born in Greeley on September 10, 1914, the son of George and Barbara (Heizenreder) Bauer, Ruben grew up in Greeley, and after coming of age, he served in the Armed Forces during World War II. Stationed for a time in Sicily, Italy, he served there as an interpreter for German prisoners of war. Ruben and Alma were married in Greeley on February 22, 1946. The couple subsequently made their home in the Greeley-Evans area, where they worked as farmers, and where they reared two daughters, named Cheri and Shirley. Mr. Bauer passed away on June 19, 2000, at the age of 85. From the late 1960s to the present (2006) this property has been owned and occupied by the Lynn M. Hurt family. It is one of the few houses in the Arlington Neighborhood which has apparently been owner-occupied throughout its entire history.