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Reference Number 13000163
State Florida
County DeSoto
Town Arcadia
Street Address 1519 North Arcadia Avenue, Arcadia, FL
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 04/16/2013
Areas of Significance ARCHITECTURE
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The Johnson-Smith House is significant at the local level under Criterion C in the area of Architecture. It is a distinctive example of a two-story Folk Victorian residence built in the late 19th Century. It is one of the few remaining examples of a large residence in Arcadia and DeSoto County constructed before the 20th century. The house exhibits many features of Folk Victorian construction in Florida through its use of materials, massing, and simple decorative details. The house largely retains its c. 1892 appearance. Windows, doorways, wall finishes, and hardware are mostly original.


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