813 9TH ST
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Late 19th and Early 20th Century American Movements/Commercial Style
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Two-story, flat roof, rectangular brick commercial building with red brick on upper story and lower story reclad with brick. Upper wall of façade has four panels, each with a circular vent with surround of contrasting brick. Above the vent in each panel is a band of dentil molding. Below the vents is a band of molded brick. The vents are covered with wood strips and chicken wire. The second story of the façade features two sets of tall, narrow, paired windows with continuous stone sill. There is a hanging sign at the center of the second story. Plain brick end piers extending from the sill course of the second story support the cornice of the building. The first story below the sill course has been reclad with variegated brick with course of brick on end near top of wall. The façade has an off-center entrance with paneled door and two large arched windows plate glass and with stone sills. Stone and concrete foundation.
The east wall has fading painted wall signs along second story and sandstone coping along roof. Four large arched plate glass windows with stone sills are on the east wall, two on each side of entrance. Entrance has paneled door with sidelight sheltered by arched awning. Metal chimney. Low concrete planter at south end of wall. Rear of building is stuccoed and has a flush panel door on the first story. The upper story has five double-hung sash windows with stone sills.
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This building was erected in 1909 and was originally known as the Woodruff Building. An article in the Daily Pioneer of 26 June 1909 reported that C.I. Day & Company, plumbers, was temporarily located at 511 9th Street “while the Woodruff Building on 9th is being erected.” Mr. Day was to have a residence on the second floor and had furnished plans for the building. The Greeley Weekly Tribune reported in a story about the remarkable building boom in 1909 that B.F. Woodruff was erecting a building to cost about $10,000 that was “designed for a store room on the lower floor and for apartments or offices in the second story.” The 1910 city directory listed Woodruff & Son, real estate, loans and insurance, at this address, as well as C.I. Day, plumber. Angelus Rooms was listed on the second story of the building. From 1913 through 1921 a billiard hall occupied the first floor and Angelus Rooms operated above. During 1922 through 1930 Boyd’s Cigar Store was on the first story. Angelus Rooms was renamed the Angelus Hotel by 1922, and the Blicks Hotel operated on the second story beginning in 1935. During the early 1940s the first story was the location of Connie’s Lunch and the upper story held apartments. Vern’s Place occupied the first story during 1950-1960, and the upstairs offered rooms. In 1970 the Stockman’s Inn operated by Lee Wigmore was at this location.