1203 9TH AV

 Print Listing Historical Name - Lemmon House
Style - Late Victorian/Queen Anne
Built Year - 1886
State ID - 5WL772

Description - This Queen Anne residence is an asymmetrical two story brick masonry veneer structure with a composition shingled hip roof with lower cross gables. Roof features include elaborate vergeboards on the east and north gable-ends. It has a stone foundation and red brick exterior walls. The home features three porches. The single-story front (east) cut-away porch has spindle work supports and brackets, as well as delicate iron cresting. A similar cut-away porch is located on the northeast corner, with a recessed, enclosed second-story porch above featuring the same spindle work. Most windows are one-over-one double hung with stone lintels and sills. A bay window with iron cresting is located on the east facade. To the south of the house is located a distinctive red brick side-gabled carriage house with a cupola. The main (east) facade features two large carriage doors which have been converted to paneled garage doors. The windows are four-over-four double hung. A steeply pitched gabled wall dormer is located centrally on the main facade.

Historical Background - This home was built ca. 1886 for Frank Lemmon, a wealthy stockman. Arriving with his family as a ten year old child, Lemmon settled near the future site of Greeley in 1866. A newspaper article based upon a family diary states that Lemmon was referred to as Greeley’s “wealthiest flockmaster.” City directories list his occupation variously as “stockman” and “sheepman.” He lived in the home until 1903, when his wife Mary died. Sherman P. And Zella Saunders, son-in-law and daughter of the Lemmons, lived in the home from 1903 through 1906. Saunders was a cashier for the Great Western Sugar Company. Other residents include: J. G. Harris, harness maker; Chas. T. Gilbert, Prop. Gilbert Drug Store; Father Casey of St. Peter’s Catholic Church (located across the street); and Joe Woolf of Rothschild Produce Co.