Johnson Cottage - 133 S. Charles

Johnson Cottage was designed by noted architects Proudfoot and Bird and is an example of the Victorian Shingle architectural style. The cottage was built in 1887 by Gus Johnson, a Swedish born stone mason who was employed by Proudfoot and Bird. Johnson also completed the stone work on many of Wichita's finest commercial structures.

The size of the two-story home is much more indicative to a middle class Wichitan than the typical remaining Proudfoot and Bird residences. The cottage has an exterior first level of rough-faced stone and a second story bayed gable. The home bears the construction date of "1887," carved in a rose and acorn floral design on the exterior chimney wall.