Monterey Hotel - Janesville, WI
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus
N 42° 40.846 W 089° 01.668
16T E 333861 N 4727358
Quick Description: The old Monterey Hotel dominates the West Milwaukee Street Historic District at 15 S High St in Janesville, WI. This magnificent building is currently vacant, but the owner has proposed turning it into apartments.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 10/18/2007 12:05:34 PM
Waymark Code: WM2E24
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 22

Long Description:

photo from the hedberg public library
web site post card collection

A portion of this building was built in 1880 and served as the Grand Hotel. In 1930 the current edifice was completed. It was designed by architect Paul Frederick Olsen of the firm Frank Perry of Chicago.

From the University of Wisconsin's Digital Collection:
"The Monterey was Janesville's last major hotel building and it remains its most imposing. The six-story Art Deco structure is decorated in tan terra cotta that flows across the building's exterior and caps the tower and parapets of the building. Gold leaf is baked into the black terra cotta details at the second floor. The resulting architectural statement is very urban, and reflects hotel construction trends of the period, particularly in larger cities such as Milwaukee."

Name of Historic District (as listed on the NRHP): West Milwaukee Street Historic District

Link to page with the Historic District: [Web Link]

15 S High St Janesville, WI 53545

How did you determine the building to be a contributing structure?: Narrative found on the internet (Link provided below)

Optional link to narrative or database: [Web Link]

NRHP Historic District Waymark (Optional): Not listed

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