Johnson House – Monticello

Fred Scharf purchased this lot in the Monticello subdivision in 1929. It seems likely that the house speculatively built the same year by Scharf, who was a contractor. The first owner was Floyd Johnson, vice-president of L. G. Bradstreet Co., a petroleum producing firm. The steeply pitched gable roof of this one and one-half story house is placed parallel to the street. Faced in textured ochre brick, the house is dominated by an over-scaled, glazed turret with a conical roof which projects from the center of the front facade. A number of windows in the turret and west bay appear to be replacements.

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