A house that has stood at 57th Street and Taft Avenue in Loveland for 100 yhears has come down to make way for the widening of 57th Street.

It's been in the works for a while now, but that little white house on the corner has finally met its fate and has been torn down.  I'm going to miss that house, though I really didn't know that much about it.

The Reporter-Herald did some investigation and has the story on how the land that the house sits on was bought by Crossroad Church in 1999 which included them giving the City of Loveland an easement right where the house stood.

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The house needed to go to make way for the widening of 57th Street, which has been needed for quite some time.

The house, according to the Reporter-Herald, dates back to 1921, when it was first just a 10 foot by 12 foot home. Leroy Weitzel grew up in the house, he and his wife Leola raised five children in the home that had additions along the way.

Turns out, when I was in a teenager in the mid-'80s, I worked with Leola at Sirloin Stockade. She was great, working the front line getting folks their glasses and silverware. She had to be in her 80's then.

It'll be strange to drive by that corner without that little white house, that's for sure.

Dave Jensen

You can get more on the house and the city's need to widen 57th from the Reporter-Herald HERE.

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