Lawson Garrett Colon House

This 1882 Italianate in Woodland, Calif., was built by Usual Shellhammer (that’s quite a name!) for William H. Lawson. He was the grandson of druggist Joshua Lawson, who owned an apothecary.

From 1886-1937, the J.F. Garrett family owned the home. An orphan, Garrett came west in 1878. After success on the Klamath River as a miner, he bought and sold grain and dried fruit.

Incidentally, this house is about 5 times brighter in person, if you can believe it. If you’re going to go bright, might as well go all the way. What do you think of the color?

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