Myers-Newhoff House - Janesville, WI
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus
N 42° 41.085 W 089° 01.390
16T E 334251 N 4727792
Quick Description: Peter Myers was a rich French entrepreneur who built several buildings in downtown Janesville in the mid-19th century. The Myers-Newhoff House is located at 121 N. Parker Dr.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 10/22/2007 8:00:35 AM
Waymark Code: WM2EZK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 19

Long Description:

From the Rock County, Wisconsin biographies
lithograph from from "Rock County, Wisconsin, Vol. I," p. 258

From the Rock County, Wisconsin biographies:
"PETER MYERS, owner and proprietor of the MYERS House; born in France; is the son of Peter MYERS, who served in the grand army of Napoleon the First. Peter MYERS, Jr., came to Stark Co., Ohio, in 1832; in 1833, he removed to Buffalo, N.Y., and learned the business of a butcher, which he carried on until he came to Janesville, in March 1844; carried on the same business here for fifteen years; Mr. MYERS then built the well-known hotel, the Myers House, and erected one of the most elegant opera-houses in the Northwest, and is the owner of some of the finest buildings, both for residence and business purposes in the State; he has been prominently connected with various business enterprises likely to result in benefit to the city; he is a Director of the Janesville Cotton Manufacturing Company. Married Julia BLAKESLEE, a native of Pennsylvania, in July , 1846; they have four sons and one daughter.

Taken from "The History of Rock County, Wis." (c)1879, pp. 715-716; lithograph from from "Rock County, Wisconsin, Vol. I," p. 258.

Street address:
121 N Parker Dr.
Janesville, WI USA

County / Borough / Parish: Rock

Year listed: 1979

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering: Style: Greek Revival

Periods of significance: 1825-1849, 1850-1874

Historic function: Domestic: Single Dwelling

Current function: Commerce/Trade: Professional

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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