Spalding-Boyer Johnson House

Woodland, California architect Joseph Johnson Hall designed this lively Queen Anne in 1892 for grocer T.S. Spaulding. The home remained in his family for more than 30 years.

In 1981, the elaborate home was severely damaged by fire at a time when it was already run-down and operating as a boarding house called Gilbert’s Gables. The entire second story was destroyed, but a few Woodland heroes came to its rescue.

Judy Boyer and Joe Johnson spent years meticulously restoring the house, looking at historic photos to guide them, ultimately saving the house from being demolished.

In 1992, their efforts were rewarded when they were awarded the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s grand prize for the Great American Home Awards. The house received Woodland’s Heritage Home award in 1989.

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