Arland W. Johnson, a well-regarded theater architect, designed his own stucco and metal lathe home at 2702 Collingwood.

His work includes:

  • Palladium Theatre (Worcester, Massachusetts) at 261 Main Street (still in use)
    Garde Arts Center at 325 State Street in New London, Connecticut (still in use)
    Eagles Theatre at 106 W. Market Street in Wabash, Indiana (still in use)
    Proctor's Theatre (Troy, New York) at 82 Fourth Street
    Proctor's Theatre (Mount Vernon, New York) at 6 Gramatan Avenue
    Broadway Theatre (Detroit, Michigan) at 1337 Broadway
    Columbia Theater (Sharon, Pennsylvania) at 82 W. State Street
    Commodore Hull Theatre at 65-67 Elizabeth Street in Derby, Connecticut Some of the building's features remain although it has been converted into a parking garage.
    Jefferson Theater (Auburn, New York) at 61 State Street
    Palace Performing Arts Center at 246 College Street in New Haven, Connecticut
    Washington Theatre (Detroit, Michigan) at 1505-1513 Washington Boulevard (demolished)