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Johnson House

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The chimney is the distinguishing feature of this two-story log house with half-dovetail notching. Above a sandstone base containing the firebox within, the shaft is made of thin wooden slats held together with mud. The type was known as a cat and clay chimney. A not uncommon method of early construction, such work has virtually disappeared over the years.

Writing Credits

S. Allen Chambers Jr.


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S. Allen Chambers Jr., "Johnson House", [Napier, West Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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