Devore House - 2406 10th Ave Ct

 Print Listing Historical Name - Acott House; Cropper House; Stenson House; Walters House
Style - Ranch Type
Built Year - 1949
State ID - 5WL4991

Description - The residence at 2406 10th Avenue Court consists of: an original main side-gabled element which measures 34' N-S (across) by 30' E-W (deep); an original, lower, side-gabled extension to the south elevation, which measures 14' N-S by 24' E-W; and a 1.5 story gabled addition to the east (rear) elevation, which measures 30' N-S by 18' E-W. The addition was built in 1985. An original attached garage, which measures 12' N-S by 22' E-W, is incorporated into the north end of the original side-gabled element. The house is supported by a low concrete foundation, while its exterior walls are clad with painted white horizontal and vertical composition board siding. The roof is covered with brown asphalt composition shingles, and the eaves are boxed with painted white wood trim. Gabled dormers are located on the north and south-facing roof slopes of the rear gabled addition. A 16-light industrial sash casement window penetrates the façade wall (west elevation) to the north of the entry door. Elsewhere, the home's original windows are primarily 1/1 double-hung sash with painted white wood frames and surrounds. One window near the south end of the façade features decorative painted red wood shutters and a canvas awning. A stained natural brown front door, covered by a painted white wood storm door, is located on the façade. This door leads into the house from a narrow 22' by 3' porch which is recessed under the roof eave. The porch features a concrete floor, and painted white 4" by 4" wood posts. The façade wall is faced with red brick along the full length of the porch. A single entry door enters the rear addition at the north end of the east elevation. Another entry door, centered in the addition's upper gable end, opens onto a wood balcony.

Historical Background - Weld County Assessor records indicate that this house was built in 1949, while Greeley city directories reveal that it was initially owned and occupied by Lloyd A. Acott, and family, through circa 1953. The home was then next owned and resided in by David and Betty (Risk) Cropper, in 1954 and 1955. According to his obituary in the Greeley Tribune, David Cropper was born in Los Angeles on September 10, 1920, the son of William and Bertha (Bootan) Cropper. He and Betty were married in Glendale, California in 1942. They then moved to Nebraska, where David earned his degree at the University of Nebraska in 1950. The Cropper family moved to Greeley in 1952, moving into this house a short time later. In Greeley, David was the owner and operator of Cropper Construction. He passed away in Greeley on February 3, 2005, at the age of 74. Following the Acott and Cropper families, this house was next owned and occupied by W.L. Stenson, in the late 1950s, followed by R.G. Schump in the early 1960s. The dwelling then apparently became a rental during the late 1960s and early 1970s, when it was successively occupied by Robert Rutt, Jack Dumler, and Douglas Ruff. The property's longest tenured owners and residents were Richard A. and Kathy J. Walters, who lived here from the late 1970s until 2003. The Walters family now lives elsewhere in the Greeley area. For the past three years (2003-2006), the house has been owned by Danielle Devore. Employed as a florist, Danielle lives here with her husband, Paul Noffisinger who works as an events coordinator for the Chamber of Commerce.