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302-304 S JANESVILLE ST

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302-304 S JANESVILLE ST | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
NAMES
Historic Name:JOHN ALEXANDER WHEAT WAREHOUSE
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Reference Number:85329
PROPERTY LOCATION
Location (Address):302-304 S JANESVILLE ST
County:Rock
City:Milton
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PROPERTY FEATURES
Year Built:1860
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Survey Date:19992013
Historic Use:house
Architectural Style:Italianate
Structural System:Balloon Frame
Wall Material:Clapboard
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Demolished?:No
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DESIGNATIONS
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NOTES
Additional Information:Several grout structures in Milton were built to store wheat, a major Wisconsin cash crop before the Civil War. The John Alexander Wheat Warehouse, built around 1850, was one of these. The grout walls of the simple two-story building are one foot thick, sheltered by a front-gabled roof. Vertical windows flank the central entrance, with its triple doors. This two-story house features segmentally-arched hood moldings and returned eaves. The windows are two-over-two, double-hung sash. There is a curvilinear overdoor on the fa├žade.

2013: WINDOWS HAVE BEEN REPLACEDWITH SINGLE-LIGHT SASHES BUT CLAPBOARD SIDING IS EXTANT.
Bibliographic References:TAX ROLLS FOR MILTON, ROCK COUNTY COURTHOUSE, JANESVILLE, WISCONSIN; 1873 PLAT MAP FOR MILTON IN ROCK COUNTY ATLAS. BUILDINGS OF WISCONSIN MANUSCRIPT.
RECORD LOCATION
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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