Oliver Johnson's Woods

Neighborhood info

Location North side


  • North 46th St.
  • South 44th St.
  • East College Ave.
  • West Central Ave.

More about Oliver Johnson's Woods


Oliver Johnsons Woods is primarily residential in nature, with wide boulevards, large trees and homes built in the 1920's through 1930's. The neighborhood does have commercial zoning at the southwest corner of 46th and College. It is a noted subarea of the larger Meridian-Kessler neighborhood.


The area is named for the farmstead of Oliver Johnson. The family farm house was built in the 1860's, and was moved to its current location -- 4456 North Park -- in 1919. The neighborhood is noted for homes built in the 1920's-1930's. These include Colonial Revival, Prairie Style and Renaissance styled homes built by Cannon, Fermor Spencer, et al, Charles Byfield and William F. Nelson.

Historic Designation

The application for listing on the National Register of Historic Places was accepted in 2004.