810-816 9th Street
Greeley, Weld County
SHF Project # 01-02-078
Built in 1907, the Buckingham Gordon Building at 810-816 9th Street served as home for many important businesses in downtown Greeley, including the Clough Furniture Company, Greeley Dry Goods Company, Hibbs Clothing Company, and the Home Light and Power Company.
The building was remodeled several times, including a 1941 addition of black spandrel glass to the first story and the addition of white Fiberglas exterior panels across the upper story. At some later date, moss rock replaced the spandrel glass. In 1977, the Home Light and Power Company restored the brick on the east half of the Buckingham Gordon Block, but the original façade of the west half of the building, occupied by United Way of Weld County, remained hidden under non-original materials.
Investigations by Aller-Lingle Architects (Ft. Collins), funded by a planning grant from the State Historical Fund, determined that most of the historic fabric, including upper story windows and masonry details, remained in place.
With a $93,700 grant from the State Historical Fund, United Way of Weld County worked with Aller-Lingle Architects and Thissen Construction (Greeley) to restore the façade of 816 9th Street to its historic appearance and prominence in downtown Greeley.
For additional information about this project, please contact the State Historical Fund at 303-866-2825.