McMorrow House - 1525 9TH AV

 Print Listing Historical Name - Johnston House
Style - Late Victorian/Queen Anne (Free Classic subtype)
Built Year - 1903-1906
State ID - 5WL3108

Description - This Queen Anne style residence is a rectangular, one-and-one-half story, wood frame structure with a composition shingle, gabled roof. Roof features include small cornice bracket under gable eaves, eave returns and fishscale and diamond shingles on the gable ends. It has a stone foundation and wood lapped siding. The main facade is broken into three bays and contains an off-centered entrance. The one-story, full-width porch has four wooden round columns above a half-wall with diamond and fishscale shingle siding. Windows are double hung with wide wood trim. The brick chimney is located in the center of the main ridgeline.

Historical Background - The original owners of the house were G.R. and Elsie Johnston. G.R. worked as a dentist with his office in the Coronado Building. They who lived here until 1907, when R. H. and Cora Sloan and D.D. Hugh and his wife Anna lived here. D. D. Hugh taught at the Normal School. Many people have owned and occupied this house, including J. B. Evans, H.W. Penberthy, E. Cornelius, John D. Bay, etc.