Mayorga House - 2416 10th Avenue Court

 Print Listing Historical Name - Morrill House; Newbanks House
Style - No Style
Built Year - 1946
State ID - 5WL4989

Description - The residence at 2416 10th Avenue Court is a single story, rectangular-shaped dwelling which measures 30' N-S (across) by 40' E-W (deep). Built of wood frame construction, the house is supported by a painted concrete foundation which extends to approximately 3 1/2 feet above grade. The foundation wall is penetrated at intervals by small 1x1 horizontal sliding basement windows in metal frames. The house's front gabled roof is low-pitched, and is covered with gray asphalt composition shingles. The widely-overhanging roof eaves are boxed, with painted green wood trim. There is no chimney. Two single-light fixed-pane windows, with flanking horizontal sliding windows, are respectively located at the south end of the west elevation (façade), and at the west end of the south (side) elevation. Windows elsewhere are entirely 1x1 horizontal sliders set in metal frames. A stained natural brown solid wood front door, with three stepped upper sash lights, and covered by a silver metal storm door, is located on the façade. This door leads into the house from a 7-step, 6' by 8', carpeted concrete porch with a black wrought iron railing. The porch is covered by low-pitched gable roof, while beneath the porch, a set of concrete steps descends to a basement-level entry door, covered by a silver metal storm door. A brick planter extends in front of the stairwell, to the south of the front porch steps. A rear entry door leads into the house on the east elevation.

Historical Background - Weld County Assessor records indicate that this house was built in 1946, while Greeley city directories provide information that it was originally owned and occupied by Nelson P. and Dorothy (Cieloha) Morrill, through the mid-1950s. Mr. Morrill was born in Arispe, Iowa on May 24, 1910. He came to Greeley with his grandparents in 1917, where he then lived for the remainder of his life. On April 5, 1930, Mr. Morrill was married to Dorothy Cieloha in San Diego, California. The couple then returned to Greeley where Nelson obtained employment with the Oliver Well Works. Mr. Morrill retired in 1968, and he passed away twenty year later, on June 9, 1988, at the age of 78. He was survived by his wife, Dorothy, a daughter, Patricia (Riesgaard), and two sons, Kenneth and Charles, along with nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. From 1957 to 2003, this property was owned and occupied by the Noble F. and Louise (Adamson) Newbanks family. Born at Gaylord, Kansas on June 17, 1904, Noble Fred Newbanks was the son of John and Almira (Spenser) Newbanks. Noble moved with his family to a homestead near Haxtun, Colorado at just four years of age, where he attended schools in Phillips County, while growing up on the family's dryland farm. After coming of age, Noble worked as an International Harvester implement dealer in Yuma, before coming to Greeley in 1926. His early work experiences in Greeley included unloading bricks and used in the construction of Gunther Hall at the University of Northern Colorado, and in the construction of Greeley Central High School. Noble was married to Louise Adamson on January 6, 1938, and they made Greeley their home for the remainder of their lives. Louise had been born in Independence, Kansas on November 17, 1914, the daughter of Frank P. and Clara (Vance) Adamson. She moved to Greeley with her family at a young age, and had attended the Campion Academy in Loveland, prior to her marriage to Noble Newbanks. In Greeley, Noble enjoyed a long career as a carpenter and building contractor, prior to his retirement in 1979. Louise, meanwhile, worked as a unit manager and handled sales for Stanley Home Products, while in later years she became a field interviewer for Gallup Polls and Colorado Market Research. Noble Newbanks passed away on March 20, 1990 at the age of 85. Louis died on October 9, 2003 at the age of 88. Mr. and Mrs. Newbanks were survived by two daughters, Marlene (Leach), an Jan (Reagin), three grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.