Klein House - 1129 17TH ST

 Print Listing Historical Name - Varvel House; Varvel-Klein House
Style - Late 19th and 20th Century Revivals/Colonial Revival
Built Year - 1922-23
State ID - 5WLAAAD

Description - This Colonial Revival style residence is a two-story, wood frame structure with an asphalt shingle, side-gabled roof. Roof features include a large shed dormer and eave returns on the gable ends. It has a stone foundation and lapped wood siding. The main fa├žade is broken into three bays and contains a centered entrance. The one-story covered porch has a front gabled roof supported by two pairs of Tuscan columns and curved underside of the gable. Windows are multi-light, wood frame, double-hung sash. The two brick chimneys are located on the east and west gable ends.

Historical Background - Built in 1922-23, this Colonial Revival style house has been home to only four families since it was constructed. Allison B. and Florine Collins were the original homeowners, who lived here from the time the house was completed until 1927. Allison B. Collins worked as District Superintendent for the State Highway Commission. They sold the house in July 1927 to Lyndall L. Varvel and her husband Dr. E.I. Varvel. Dr. Varvel practiced dentistry until his death in 1960. The Varvels had two children, including E. I. Varvel, Jr., who also was a Greeley dentist who practiced until his death in 1987 and Virginia Lee (Varvel) Black. The house changed hands next in December 1972, when Weld County Court Judge James Rucker and wife Patricia purchased the home. They lived here for several years until Judge Rucker became an administrative law judge with the Social Security Administration in California.