German House Bed & Breakfast - 1305 6TH ST

 Print Listing Historical Name - Haynes House
Style - Late Victorian/Queen Anne
Built Year - 1885
State ID - 5WL845.8

Description - The Haynes House is an asymmetrical, two and a half story, brick Queen Anne style residence with a combination end-gable and hipped roof. Roof features include verge board and fishscale shingles on the front gable-end, open eaves, wood shingles, three brick chimneys (located on the southeast corner, centrally and on the northeast corner), and a small shed dormer (located on the northeast corner). A large two-story bay on the eastern façade features a pyramidal roof. A large, square bay on the western façade features an end-gable roof with decorative verge board and fishscale shingles. The exterior walls are brick veneer with a stone watertable and stone beltcourse dividing the first and second stories. The main façade also features a small gabled porch with battered posts. The front entrance features an oak door (not original) with sidelights. Most windows are double hung, one-over-one with segmental arches, stone sills and brick lintels. Other notable windows include the front end-gable Palladian-like window featuring a wood-paneled mid-section and shell motif in the upper semi-circular section, and two stained glass windows located on the main façade and square western bay, respectively. In the foundation are multiple basement-level hopper windows with stone lintels. Some windows feature latticework added within the past five years.

Historical Background - This Queen Anne house was named for Harry N. Haynes, the original owner who built it in 1885 and lived here with his family until 1921. The property was originally owned by Ovid Plumb, father of Anna Elizabeth Plum. Anna came to Greeley with her parents in 1872 and married Harry ten years later. Haynes was a prominent Greeley attorney. After passing the bar in 1879, he practiced law in Fort Collins until moving to Greeley in 1882. Reputed to be an expert on western water law, he served as referee for irrigation District No. 3 for a period of one year. In private practice he devoted a large portion of his time to irrigation cases. At various times he served as a member of the school board, city attorney and county attorney.