Gale House - 911 6TH ST

 Print Listing Historical Name - Gale House
Style - Late Victorian/Italianate
Built Year - 1880s
State ID - 5WLXX19

Description - This Italianate style house is a rectangular, two-story, brick structure with an asphalt shingle, hipped roof. Roof features include wide overhanging eaves, brackets and a central hipped dormer on the south hip of the roof which is an addition. It has a stone foundation and brick exterior. The main fa├žade is broken into two bays and contains an off-centered entrance. The one-story, full-width porch has square columns on stone pillars and a balustrade rail. Windows are tall one-over-one, wood frame double hung sash and hooded segmental arches and stone sills.

Historical Background - C. A. Gale and his family originally owned this house, built in the early 1880s. Gale came to Greeley in 1882 from the northeast part of the United States and worked as a grocer and produce dealer. Gale died in 1899 and his daughter Caroline Williams and her husband T.C. took ownership. He came to Greeley from Erie where he had worked in the coal mines. He worked in Greeley for Weld County as the deputy assessor and as County Clerk. He died in 1931. Caroline remained in the house until her death in 1945. Her obituary stated her father "built for her the residence in which she died." In 1950, Ted Brunskill and his family purchased and moved into the house, living there until his death in 1990. Brunskill founded the Brunskill Sign Company, which later became A.C.E. Sign Company.