Avery House - 2400 11th Avenue

 Print Listing Historical Name - Smith House; Cooper House; Epperson House
Style - Modern Movements/Minimal Traditional
Built Year - 1950
State ID - 5WL4992

Description - The modest wood frame dwelling measures 32' N-S (across) by 22' E-W (deep). It is supported by a low unpainted concrete foundation, and its exterior walls are clad with yellow horizontal vinyl siding. The house's side-gabled roof is moderately-pitched, and is covered with grey asphalt composition shingles. The eaves are closed, and there is no chimney. A single-light fixed-pane octagon window penetrates the south end of the façade wall on the west elevation. Elsewhere, the house's windows are entirely single or paired 2/2 double-hung sash with painted white wood frames and surrounds. One set of paired, and one single, double-hung windows on the façade are covered by canvas awnings. A stained natural brown solid wood entry door, covered by a white synthetic storm door, leads into the house from a 4' by 4' 2-step concrete porch on the façade. The porch is covered by a gabled roof supported by two painted white squared wood posts. A painted white wood-paneled side entry door, with two upper sash lights, is located on the south elevation. This door enters into the house from a 2-step concrete porch. This porch is also covered by a gabled roof supported by two painted white square wood posts. A shed-roofed patio, which measures 25' N-S by 6' E-W extends across most of the east (rear) elevation.

Historical Background - Weld County Assessor records indicate that this house was built in 1950. Vernon E. Smith, who is listed at this address in the 1952 Greeley city directory, may have been the original owner. Other early residents of this property included: Ivan Cooper (early-to-mid 1950s); J.S. Blackmore (mid-1950s); and Earl H. Epperson (late 1950s - late 1996s). Mr. Epperson, who lived and owned here for about a decade, has evidently been the house's longest tenured resident. From circa 1970's to the present (2006), the house has apparently served primarily as a rental property. Mark Avery had held the property since at least 1999 and he has continued to maintain it as a rental in recent years. For the most part, the house has been occupied by students attending the University of Northern Colorado.