This property along with most of the rest of the block was purchased by Frank and Pearl Fox in 1913. (It appears that the house was built shortly after that.) Mr. Fox operated a primitive lumber business on part of the site. At this early time Mr. Fox owned property from Fifth Street south and west of Washington. This area included corrals and sheds, and was known as “Fox Town”. In this early period the land on the backside of the house was used as a community recreation area and included a barbecue pit.
In 1928 the house was sold to Joseph D. and Helen Allen. Joe Allen was born in Glenwood Springs and attended the United States Military Academy during World War I. He joined the First National Bank of Eagle in 1919 and became its president in 1921. He served in that position for 44 years. The Allen family lived in this home until 1951. At that time they sold the property to their son-in-law and daughter, D. E. and Jean Johnson.