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