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Governor Joseph Johnson House (Oakdale)

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Oakdale
1818. 1840. 424 Oakdale Ave.

This frame house shows the proper diminution of window heights characteristic of the Federal style, from nine-over-six sash on the first floor to six-over-six above. A polygonal side bay, German siding, and a bracketed cornice are later modifications. Joseph Johnson (1785–1877), a member of Congress and Virginia's only governor from the trans-Allegheny area (1851–1856), built the house. It continues in private ownership and is excellently maintained.

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S. Allen Chambers Jr.
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S. Allen Chambers Jr., "Governor Joseph Johnson House (Oakdale)", [Bridgeport, West Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/WV-01-HR24.

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