Friday, April 13, 2012
The Wayne Johnson Residence
The Wayne Johnson estate designed by John Russell Pope c. 1925 in Southampton. Johnson, an attorney, was chairman of the Democratic National Finance Committee for New York State during the 1932 and 1936 Presidential elections and head of the National Finance Committee during the 1940 contest. He was also on the board of directors and general counsel of the Columbia Gas and Electric Corporation as well as the Davoe & Reynolds Co. (paint manufacturers). The house is extant (according to the Pope monograph) but I have yet to locate it. Sketch from Country Life in America, 1925.