Dr Johnson's House, City of London, c1900 (1911). Dr Johnson's House is a house museum in London, in the former home of the 18th century English writer Samuel Johnson (1709-1784). Johnson lived and worked in the house from 1748 to 1759, where he compiled his famous A Dictionary of the English Language. Built in 1700 by wool merchant Richard Gough it is a rare example of a house of its era which survives in the City of London. From London - The City, by Sir Walter Besant. [Adam & Charles Black, London, 1911]. (Colorised black and white print).