Fredendall Block - Janesville, WI
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus
N 42° 40.924 W 089° 01.285
16T E 334387 N 4727490
Quick Description: The Fredendall Block was constructed in 1868 after fire destroyed the buildings on this site. It is located at 33-39 S. Main St in Janesville, WI. George Schulze was the architect.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 10/19/2007 7:21:51 AM
Waymark Code: WM2E9C
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member deano1943
Views: 21

Long Description:

From the University of Wisconsin Digital Collection:
A fire in 1868 destroyed the earlier buildings on this site, and John Fredendall and Hiram Baker each erected half of the block which now bears Fredendall's name. A great variety of businesses have occupied this large block, including harness makers, grocery stores, meat markets, a bike shop, a bakery, and clothing stores. The building has also provided apartments and housed the Ryan Funeral Home.

The Fredendall Block is a striking example of the Italianate style, here executed in cream brick. The heavy hoodmoldings over the regularly-placed windows and the deep corbels at the cornice provide a rich surface of light and dark.

In 1970, a fire gutted the upper stories. Owner Bob Kimball has sensitively restored the building, which now is occupied by retail businesses and offices.

Street address:
33-39 S Main St
Janesville, WI USA

County / Borough / Parish: Rock

Year listed: 1982

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering: Architect: Schulze,George E.: Style: Italianate, Late Victorian

Periods of significance: 1850-1874

Historic function: Commerce/Trade: Business

Current function: Commerce/Trade, Domestic: Business, Multiple Dwelling, Specialty Store

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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