Photograph, unknown photographer, circa 1900–1915. (Church History Library, Salt Lake City.)

French Tavern, later known as Johnson Inn Photograph, unknown photographer, circa 1900–1915. (Church History Library, Salt Lake City.)

Township
Kirtland Township
County
Geauga County (now in Lake County)
State/Province
Ohio
Country
United States of America

John Johnson inn, Kirtland Township, Ohio

Summary

Two-story building built by Peter French, 1827.1 First brick building in Kirtland.2 Common room had capacity for fifty people.3 Purchased by LDS church, 1833.4 John Johnson Sr. was granted license to keep tavern or inn there, 5 Apr. 1834.5 Also served as office for church and first printing establishment in Kirtland.6 Egyptian mummies and papyri displayed at inn.7 See also “Printing office, Kirtland.”

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