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Cartwright, Carol Lohry; Shaffer, Scott; Waller, Randal City on the Rock River : chapters in Janesville's history (1998)

DuPre’, Mike Century of stories : a 100 year reflection of Janesville and surrounding communities (2000)

Fenrick, Raymond E.; Morgan, Edward J. History of Janesville (1969)

Janesville (Wis.). (341) Janesville Fire Department: souvenir published in the interest of the Firemen's Relief Association (1902)

The "Janesville Fire Department Souvenir Album," a quality book published in 1902 by the local newspaper for the Firemen's Relief Association, is not only a pictorial history of 19th century Janesville firemen and their horse drawn fire fighting equipment but also gives a portrait of some residences, street scenes, and the many businesses that they protected. Business interiors are a significant feature and include a large number of local saloons and beer halls in addition to Janesville retail and manufacturing interiors and exteriors.Some of the textual material includes professional advertising cards of physicians, dentists, and many businesses. Two pages provide a 50-year historical sketch of Janesville firefighting history, and the last sixteen pages include the bulk of textual material listing local officeholders. Besides commentary on the economic, social, spiritual, and educational Janesville of the time, historical Janesville and vicinity events from 1835-1902 are listed, including details of church organizations. City and county officials, local postmasters, Rock County representatives in state and territorial government and the location of Janesville fire alarm boxes are detailed, as well as the details of labor and fraternal society organizations and state fairs held in Janesville.

Pierce, Janice Kay The Janesville public library : a centennial history, 1884-1984 (1984)

Stevens, J. V. Medical history of Janesville, Wis.: 1833-1933 (1933)

Wise, George W. Picturesque Janesville : Illustrated (1888)

A pictorial collection of Janesville residences, schools, churches, street scenes, bridges and dams. Many of these structures no longer exist. The author's note states: "In presenting this work of Art to the public, permit me to say that in many respects it differs from any work ever offered to the people of Janesville. It is different not only as a work of Art but in the style of illustrations, and is a fair specimen of advanced photography, known among artists as Photo-Graveure, or Photo-Mechanical Printing, being printed on ordinary printing press from negatives taken by myself. This collection embraces our most prominent buildings, residences and the scenery surrounding our home. In making the collection an effort has been made to select views that would be a fair representation of the best. It would have been a pleasure to me could I have enlarged the size of this work, but in such a case it would have been too expensive to be within the reach of many. In offering you 'Picturesque Janesville,' I give you a work of Art, believing that those who possess it would prefer looking else where for a descriptive history of our city than have its pages encumbered with printed matter."

Zellie, Carole; Janesville Historic Commission The Benton Avenue Historic District : a guide (1995)

Guidebook for a walking tour in the Benton Avenue area of Janesville. Historic and architectural descriptions of residences and businesses are provided. Written and designed by Carole Zellie of Landscape Research, St. Paul, Minnesota, for the Janesville Historic Commission.

Zellie, Carole; Janesville Historic Commission; Landscape Research (Firm) The Columbus Circle Historic District : A Guide (2005)

Guidebook for a walking tour in the Columbus Circle neighborhood of Janesville. Historic and architectural descriptions of residences and businesses are provided. Written and designed by Carole Zellie of Landscape Research, St. Paul, Minnesota, for the Janesville Historic Commission.

Zellie, Carole; Janesville Historic Commission Courthouse Hill Historic District : a guide (1986)

Guidebook for a Janesville walking tour. Historic and architectural descriptions of residences and businesses are provided. Written and designed by Carole Zellie of Landscape Research, St. Paul, Minnesota, for the Janesville Historic Commission.

Zellie, Carole; Janesville Historic Commission Look West Historic District : a guide (1987)

Guidebook for a Janesville walking tour. Historic and architectural descriptions of residences and businesses are provided. Written and designed by Carole Zellie of Landscape Research, St. Paul, Minnesota, for the Janesville Historic Commission.

Zellie, Carole; Janesville Historic Commission; Landscape Research (Firm) Main and Milwaukee : a guide to Janesville's downtown historic districts (1989)

Guidebook for a Janesville walking tour. Historic and architectural descriptions of residences and businesses are provided. Written and designed by Carole Zellie of Landscape Research, St. Paul, Minnesota, for the Janesville Historic Commission.

Zellie, Carole; Landscape Research (Firm); Janesville Historic Commission The Old Fourth Ward Historic District : a guide (1990)

Guidebook for a walking tour in the Old Fourth Ward area of Janesville. The area extends from the southwest edge of downtown to the Rock River. Historic and architectural descriptions of residences and businesses are provided. Written and designed by Carole Zellie of Landscape Research, St. Paul, Minnesota, for the Janesville Historic Commission.

Zellie, Carole; Janesville Historic Commission The Prospect Hill & Conrad Cottages historic districts : a guide (1992)

Guidebook for a walking tour in the Prospect Hill and Conrad Cottage area of Janesville. Historic and architectural descriptions of residences and businesses are provided. Written and designed by Carole Zellie of Landscape Research, St. Paul, Minnesota, for the Janesville Historic Commission.

A. Bailey's Beloit directory, city record [and] business advertiser, for 1862 (1862)

A. Bailey's Janesville directory, city record [and] business advertiser, for 1862 (1862)

Art work of Rock County (1893)

The Art work of Rock County consists primarily of photographs of Janesville, Beloit and Edgerton, Wisconsin, including public and commercial buildings, Rock River scenic views, residences, dirt road street scenes, churches, schools and miscellaneous other images. Many of the structures no longer exist. Approximately 21 percent of the book's pages present unique photos of the territorial and pre-territorial history of Rock County, Wisconsin, and the Rock River area. Indian mound and prehistory locations and descriptions, area Indian village locations, Indian treaties affecting the area, and information about Chief Black Hawk's local movement during the 1832 war are included in the textual material. History of the earliest territorial settlement of the Rock River area includes details of the system of unwritten border law pertaining to squatter's claims, earliest steamboat and railroad development, early settlers, and town development. Textual information concludes in 1861 at the beginning of the Civil War.

The Beloit directory, and business mirror, containing the names of citizens, a business directory, state record, and an appendix of much useful information ([1858])

Chas O. Eble & Co.'s Janesville city directory for 1884-85: embracing a complete list of business firms, private citizens, with place of business and residence, and a miscellaneous directory of the city, county officers, churches, schools, banks, incorporated companies, benevolent institutions, literary, millinery, secret, and other societies, a complete street directory, telephone directory, etc., to which is added a complete classified business directory of Janesville (1884)

The pagination appears to skip pages 11-24 and 47-62. A comparison with other copies indicates that nothing appears to be missing.

...city directory, history, and business advertiser, for 1859---1860 (1859)

Hardie & Scharle's Janesville city directory 1894-95: comprising an alphabetically arranged list of business firms and private citizens - miscellaneous directory, city and county officers, public and private schools, churches, banks, secret and benevolent societies, also a new and complete street and avenue guide (1895)

Headlight, souvenir edition : Janesville, Wis. : Headlight, a journal of progress and development (1896/05)

The "Headlight Souvenir Edition: Janesville, Wis." was a special issue (volume 10, no. 4, May 1896) of the serial publication "Headlight : a Journal of Progress and Development." The "Headlight" was designed to attract new business and new residents to Janesville. It was "intended to set forth the advantages of Janesville, Wisconsin, as an industrial location, as a place of residence and various lines of effort" with a "pictorial part ... show[ing] a few of its many beauties." In an era when Janesville's population was 15,000, highlights include a brief history of the city, biographical capsules of the mayor, councilmen, and leading citizens, a summary of public schools and the Wisconsin School for the Blind, early newspapers, financial institutions, and a leading Wisconsin law firm of the time. Hotels, including the Myers House which was "one of the oldest and most widely known hotels in the Northwest," are featured. Manufacturing companies and other businesses are described, including those for corn planters, carriages, knitting and woolen mills, beverages, transportation, and farm machinery. Many photographs feature business interiors as well as exteriors. Janesville was also the center for the Wisconsin tobacco market with related industries. The "Headlight" also claims Janesville as "the commercial center of Southern Wisconsin" and typically describes the city's virtues.

History of Janesville (1935)

A history of Janesville, Wisconsin from 1835-1935, from yearbook "Phoenix" of 1935

Holland's Janesville city directory, for 1870-71, containing an historical sketch of the city, and complete list of all the residents. Also a classified business directory, with the name and address of the merchants, manufacturers and professional men &c. ([1870])

Pages 57-59 repeat

Janesville city directory and business advertiser, for 1866 (1866)

The pagination begins with page 18. A comparison with other copies indicates that nothing appears to be missing. Includes a Beloit Business Directory. Includes the newly approved (April 12, 1866) City of Janesville Charter. Alphabetization on pages 55 and 57 is out of standard order. Advertisements appear on even numbered pages in the alphabetical listings for A-O, while directory information is on the odd numbered pages.

Janesville city directory, 1880. Comprising a complete list of business firms and private citizens; a classified list of all trades, professions and pursuits; city and county officers, schools, churches, banks, incorporated institutions, secret and benevolent societies etc., etc. (1880)

The pagination begins with page 18. A comparison with other copies indicates that nothing appears to be missing.

Janesville city directory, 1889, with a compendious street directory (1889)

The foldout Janesville City map is missing. The pagination begins with page 62. A comparison with other copies indicates that nothing appears to be missing.

Janesville city directory, 1889-90. Comprising an alphabetical list of names, editorials and business department, a list of churches, schools societies and organizations, street directory, population, etc. (1889)

Janesville city directory, 1892-93, with a compendious street directory and map (1892)

The pagination begins with page 30. A comparison with other copies indicates that nothing appears to be missing.

Janesville city directory for 1902-03 comprising a complete list alphabetically arranged of business firms and private citizens: a miscellaneous directory of state, county and city officers, city schools, churches, banks, societies, etc. ([1902])

Proverbial quotes begin each lettered section.

The Janesville directory, and business mirror, containing the names of citizens, a business directory, state record, and an appendix of much useful information ([1858])

Janesville's early history (ca. 1950s-1960s)

Osborne's 1900-'1 Beloit city directory comprising an alphabetical list of names, editorial and business department, a list of churches, schools, societies and organizations, etc. (1900)

The pagination begins with page 30. A comparison with other copies indicates that nothing appears to be missing.

Osborne's 1900-'1 Janesville city directory comprising an alphabetical list of names editorial and business department, a list of churches, schools, societies and organizations, etc. (1900)

Owen's Janesville city, Rock County gazetteer, and directory: containing a complete city directory of Janesville; an alphabetical directory of the farmers and land owners of Rock County; also, a classified business directory, to which is added historical and descriptive sketches of Janesville, Beloit, Evansville, Edgerton, Milton, Milton Junction, Clinton Junction, Footville, Hanover, Emerald Grove, and other towns in the county (1876)

Pryor & Co.'s Janesville city directory, 1878-9. Comprising an alphabetical list of citizens, a classified business directory, lists of city and county officers, churches, schools, societies, streets and wards (1878)

The pagination begins with page 40. The verso of page 105 is numbered 196. Page 141 numbered as 151. A comparison with other copies indicates that nothing appears to be missing.

Pryor & Co.'s La Crosse city directory, 1878-9. Comprising an alphabetical list of citizens, a classified business directory, lists of city and county officers, churches, schools, societies, streets and wards (1878)

The pagination begins with page 40. A comparison with other copies indicates that nothing appears to be missing.

Reflections from a warming house window ([2001?])

Rock County gazetteer, directory and business advertiser, for 1857-8: containing a full directory of the cities of Janesville and Beloit, and a list of the property holders in the rural districts (1857)

The pagination begins with page 16. A comparison with other copies indicates that nothing appears to be missing. The pagination appears to skip pp. 29-58. A comparison of numerous copies revealed no missing pages.

Cadman, Bernice The History of the Janesville public schools (1959)

Howe, Cecelia Janesville public schools 1959-1976: Part II (1976)

Nickol, Marian Janesville public schools 1977-1980: Part III (1981)

Weaver, Jean; Weaver, Dick A brief history of the Janesville public schools 1980-1987 ([1988?])

Wright's directory of Rock County for 1896-7 comprising an alphabetically arranged list of business firms and private citizens; a classified business directory; a miscellaneous directory of city and county officers, schools, churches, banks, incorporated institutions, societies, etc. (1896)

Also contains Wright's Directory of Beloit, Edgerton, Evansville, Clinton, and rural areas of Rock County. Township officials are listed first, then residents of the small communities, followed by the townships' farmers. The Rock Country business directory lists businesses by type no matter where the business was located. The pagination begins with page 16. A comparison with other copies indicates that nothing appears to be missing.

Wright's directory of Janesville for 1898-99 comprising an alphabetically arranged list of business firms and private citizens; a classified list of all trades, professions and pursuits; a miscellaneous directory of city and county officers, schools, churches, banks, incorporated institutions, societies, etc., etc. (1898)

The pagination begins with page 18; other than the missing covers and pages 1, 2 and 221, which are listed in the index to advertisements, no other information appears to be missing.

Wright's directory of Janesville for 1903 comprising an alphabetically arranged list of business firms and private citizens; a classified business directory; a miscellaneous directory; and a street directory of householders and business firms (1903)

Pages 2 and 313 which contain advertisements as listed in the index to advertisements are missing. Also, pagination skips from 76 to 97, but no information appears to be missing.

Wright's directory of Rock County for 1905 comprising an alphabetically arranged list of business firms and private citizens; a classified business directory; a miscellaneous directory of city and county officers, schools, churches, banks, incorporated institutions, societies, etc. (1904)

Directory including Janesville, Beloit, Edgerton, Evansville, Clinton, Milton, and rural areas of Rock County. The pagination begins with page 17. A comparison with other copies indicates that nothing appears to be missing. The Rock County business directory lists businesses by type no matter where the business was located. Listing of Rock County farmers is a single alphabetical listing no matter where the farm is located.

Wright's directory of Janesville for 1907 comprising an alphabetically arranged list of business firms and private citizens; a classified business directory; a miscellaneous directory of city and county officers, schools, churches, banks, incorporated institutions, societies, etc., etc. (1906)

Wright's directory of Rock County for 1909 comprising an alphabetical arranged list of business firms and private citizens; a classified business directory; a numerical street directory; a miscellaneous directory of city and county officers, schools, churches, banks, incorporated institutions, societies, etc. (1909)

Directory includes Janesville, Beloit, Edgerton, Evansville, Clinton, Milton, and rural areas of Rock County. The Rock County business directory lists businesses by type no matter where the business was located. Listing of Rock County farmers is a single alphabetical listing no matter where the farm is located. This volume is missing the covers and page 2 which have advertisements listed in the advertisement index.

Wright's directory of Janesville for 1911 comprising an alphabetically arranged list of business firms and private citizens; a classified business directory; a miscellaneous directory of city and county officers, schools, churches, banks, incorporated institutions, societies, etc., etc. (1910)

The pagination begins with page 7. A comparison with other copies indicates that nothing appear to be missing.

Wright's directory of Janesville for 1913 comprising an alphabetical arranged list of business firms and private citizens; a classified business directory; a miscellaneous directory of city and county officers, schools, churches, banks, incorporated institutions, societies, etc., etc. (1912)

The pagination begins with page 7. Pages 2-4 are missing; these pages contain advertisements as listed in the index to advertisements.

Wright's directory of Janesville for 1915 comprising an alphabetical arranged list of business firms and private citizens; a classified business directory; a miscellaneous directory of city and county officers, schools, churches, banks, incorporated institutions, societies, etc., etc. (1914)

Wright's directory of Janesville for 1917 comprising an alphabetical arranged list of business firms and private citizens; a classified business directory; a miscellaneous directory of city and county officers, schools, churches, banks, incorporated institutions, societies, etc., etc. (1917)

Pages 2-5 are missing; these pages contain advertisements as listed in the index to advertisements.

[Wright's directory of Rock County for 1919 comprising an alphabetical arranged list of business firms and private citizens; a classified business directory; a numerical street directory; a miscellaneous directory of city and county officers, schools, churches, banks, incorporated institutions, societies, etc.] ([1919])

Pagination begins at page 7. Covers and title page are missing. Page 2, also missing, is listed in the index to advertisements. Some pages have margins cut off due to the originial tight binding.

Wright's Janesville city directory, 1921, containing an alphabetically arranged list of business firms and private citizens, a miscellaneous directory of city, county and village officers, banks, buildings, churches, incorporated companies, schools, secret and benevolent, trade and social organizations, etc., an improved street and avenue guide and householders directory and a complete classified business directory: "the buyers' guide" (1921)

Page 3 is missing as listed in the index to advertisements.

Wright's Janesville city directory, 1923, containing an alphabetically arranged list of business firms and private citizens, a miscellaneous directory of the city, county and village officers, banks, buildings, churches, incorporated companies, schools, secret and benevolent, trade and social organizations, etc.: an improved street and avenue guide and householders directory, a buyers' guide and a complete classified business directory (1923)

Wright's Janesville city directory, 1925, containing an alphabetically arranged list of business firms and private citizens, a miscellaneous directory of the city, county and village officers, banks, buildings, churches, incorporated companies, schools, secret and benevolent, trade and social organizations, etc.: an improved street and avenue guide and householders directory, a buyers' guide and a complete classified business directory (1925)

Wright's Janesville city directory, 1927, containing an alphabetically arranged list of business firms and private citizens, a miscellaneous directory of the city, county and village officers, banks, buildings, churches, incorporated companies, schools, secret and benevolent, trade and social organizations, etc.: an improved street and avenue guide and householders directory, a buyers' guide and a complete classified business directory (1927)

Wright's Janesville (Wisconsin) city directory, 1929, containing an alphabetical directory of business concerns and private citizens, a directory of householders, office buildings and business places, including a complete street and avenue guide and much information of a miscellaneous character; also a buyers' guide and a complete classified business directory (1929)

Wright's Janesville (Wisconsin) city directory, 1931, containing an alphabetical directory of business concerns and private citizens, a directory of householders, occupants of office buildings and other business places, including a complete street and avenue guide and much information of a miscellaneous character; also a buyers' guide and a complete classified business directory (1931)


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