Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Johnson House

The Johnson House is among several historic buildings in Old Town that are open for tours. The house was built around 1869 by George Alonzo Johnson who was a steamboat operator and later became a California State Assemblyman.
Today it is a little store that sells hats, gloves, canes, and like the sign says "finery". Do you remember the days when men and women didn't leave home without a hat?

4 Comments:

Blogger Brent McD. said...

long underwear?

Wed Aug 08, 12:52:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Wendy said...

Lovely dress.

Wed Aug 08, 07:38:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Alexandra said...

I often wish San Diego was a "hat-wearing city". I often lament that. I love hats - the funkier the better. But my inventory of funky hats gets dusty livin' here. ;-)

Wed Aug 08, 10:50:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Felicia said...

Brent, I think you're thinking of the long underwear that is a few doors down at the general store. But maybe The Johnson House sells bloomers! Thanks Wendy - it caught my eye too. Alexandra, sounds like you are a candidate for joining the Red Hat Society when you're 50!

Thu Aug 09, 09:53:00 AM PDT  

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