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

13. Architects and builders,   pp. 227-248

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Architects and Builders
Carol Lohry Cartwright and Randal Waller
'any builders and architects worked in Janesville during the nineteenth and early
twentieth centuries. Although architects were responsible for some of the most
elaborate buildings in the city, the vast majority of buildings were constructed by
local builders. Information about these architects and builders has been gathered from previous
architectural surveys, collections of the Rock County Historical Society, and city directories
(1858-1931). With this information, some buildings have been connected to specific architects
and/or builders. Local newspapers are typically the most comprehensive source for information
connecting architects and builders to the buildings they constructed. However, a survey of
Janesville's historic newspapers has not yet been conducted.
Following are brief biographies of architects and builders who worked in Janesville, along
with a list of the extant buildings they are known to have designed or built and their home
addresses, if relevant. Although it is not known in every case whether these individuals
constructed their own homes, it is probable that many did so.
Timothy Jackman House (1858), 55 S. Atwood Avenue. Carefully crafted details, such as acorn pendants, adorn the
cornice and lantern of this fine residence. The architect and builder have not been identified.
Architects and Builders

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