Dr. Anna E. and Andrew A. Johnstone House

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Dr. Anna E. and Andrew A. Johnstone House
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Dr. Anna E. and Andrew A. Johnstone House is located in Iowa
Dr. Anna E. and Andrew A. Johnstone House
Dr. Anna E. and Andrew A. Johnstone House is located in USA
Dr. Anna E. and Andrew A. Johnstone House
Location 1830 8th St., Des Moines, Iowa
Coordinates 41°36′40″N 93°37′41″W / 41.61111°N 93.62806°W / 41.61111; -93.62806Coordinates: 41°36′40″N 93°37′41″W / 41.61111°N 93.62806°W / 41.61111; -93.62806
Built 1887
Architectural style Queen Anne
MPS Towards a Greater Des Moines MPS
NRHP Reference # 96001152[1]
Added to NRHP October 25, 1996

The Dr. Anna E. and Andrew A. Johnstone House (also known as the Royal House) is a historic house in Des Moines, Iowa, United States. Built in 1887, the Queen Anne-style house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.[1]

It was a 10-room house,[2] on a triple lot.[3]

Anna E. Johnstone was a teacher before marrying. Andrew A. Johnstone owned a china and glassware store in downtown Des Moines.[3]:211 They had two daughters. Andrew died of a stroke in 1892. Anna sold Andrew's business, moved with the children to a rented apartment, and rented out the house. She sold insurance and real estate and returned to school, receiving a medical degree in 1900 and becoming a doctor of osteopathy, and one of the first women to accomplish that. She moved back into the house and used part of it to operate her osteopathy practice.[2]

Anna was a student of Dr. Summerfield S. Still, who ran an osteopathic hospital and school in downtown Des Moines, and lived in North Des Moines.[3]:134

The house was still in the family in 2013: it was owned and occupied by Jon Royal, a great-grandson of Anna E. and Andrew A Johnstone.[2]

Anna Johnstone died in 1848.[4]

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