The Architecture of James H. Johnson


The Architecture of James H. Johnson documents the life and work of Rochester, New York’s most innovative 20th century architect. In a career spanning nearly 60 years, Johnson designed hundreds of buildings in the greater Rochester area. Johnson’s daring, expressive designs remain some of the boldest and most creative contributions to the region’s architectural heritage. He is known locally as the designer of Rochester’s Liberty Pole, the Antell-Whitman House (better known as the “Mushroom House”) in Perinton, St. John the Evangelist Church in Greece, and Temple Sinai in Brighton. His other works are not generally well-known, nor is the sheer number of buildings he designed appreciated by either the general public or the architectural community. This book of 170 pages, includes 165 color and black-and-white images, and brings to light the work of this talented man.

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