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Johnson House

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1857, 1867. 608 W. 2nd St.

From a distance this two-story house could easily be taken for a Colonial Revival house of around 1910. Its white painted clapboard walls have shuttered double-hung windows; the roof is a simple gable, and a pedimented entrance porch stands at the center of the street facade. A closer look reveals that the form of the house is late Federal; its entrance porch is Greek Revival, and its roof soffits and eaves with paired brackets are Italianate. At least a quarter of the present two-story front is the result of a remodeling of 1867. The house was restored and several later additions were removed in 1968.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Johnson House", [Muscatine, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Iowa, David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 139-139.

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