Andrew Johnson (architect)

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Andrew Johnson (1844–1921) was a Swedish–American architect active in the United States.[1] He designed 61 documented or attributed buildings in Panola County, Mississippi and at least 16 more in North Mississippi, Tennessee, and Arkansas.[2]:8 Several of his works are listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.[3]

Johnson was born in Sweden and trained at Uppsala University where he received an award from the king for his contest winning design.[2]:4 He used the prize money to emigrate to America, where his building career lasted from 1870 to 1910.[4]

He was associated with English-trained architect James B. Cook of Memphis. Johnson served as contractor building the Second Empire style Panola County Courthouse that Cook designed and was built in 1873 and as contractor on at least two other buildings. Johnson and Cook collaborated on at least two other buildings.[2]



  1. ^ a b Short's Hill nomination form National Register of Historic Places
  2. ^ a b c Judith Holland and P. Ana Gordon (January 13, 1983). "The Architecture of Andrew Johnson in North Mississippi". 
  3. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  4. ^ Howell, Elmo (1992). Mississippi Scenes: Notes on Literature and History. Roscoe Langford. ISBN 978-0-9622026-2-9.