A. P. Johnson House
A. P. Johnson House
|Architect||Frank Lloyd Wright|
|Architectural style||Prairie School|
|NRHP Reference #||82000715|
|Added to NRHP||July 9, 1982|
The A. P. Johnson House, also known as Campbell Residence, is a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Prairie School home that was constructed in Delavan, Wisconsin, USA, in 1905. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
The Johnson house sits on a 6-acre lot on the south shore of Lake Delavan, on a small wooded hill with a view of the water. Wright designed it as he was shifting from more classical designs to fully-developed Prairie style like the 1906 Robie House.
Characteristic elements of Prairie Style are the low-pitched hip roofs with wide eaves, the raised central mass, bands of casement windows, and horizontal siding. One-story porches extend from each end parallel to the lake, like wings of the house. The windows contain leaded colored glass, in a decorative pattern that repeats. The house is clad in horizontal tongue-and-groove wood siding, which Wright often used on small cottages. The roof was originally covered with wood shingles, but they have been replaced with asphalt.
The interior included a large central living area with dining room, living room and study more or less open to each other. A large fireplace of Roman brick heats the living room. (The house was originally heated only by its fireplaces.) Bedrooms are upstairs. Much of the interior was updated from 1980-82, but the exterior is little changed from 1905.
Wright intended that the exterior of the house be finished in a dark natural color, but the house was instead painted white. William Storrer writes: It is said that when Wright, approaching on horseback via the dirt driveway to supervise final stages of work on this Prairie style tongue-and-groove-sided house, saw it painted white, he rode away, never to return.
- National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- "A. P. Johnson House". Architecture and History Inventory. Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2017-04-25.
- Charles Quagliana; Diane H. Filipowicz (1980-09-10). "NRHP Inventory/Nomination: Johnson, A.P., House" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2017-04-25. with 14 photos
- Storrer, William Allin. The Frank Lloyd Wright Companion. University Of Chicago Press, 2006, ISBN 0-226-77621-2 (S.087)
- Johnson House on prairiestyles.com
- Johnson House on peterbeers.net
- Johnson House on prairieschooltraveler.com
- A. P. Johnson House at the archINFORM database.
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