This Queen Anne style home was built in 1884 for the son of Timothy Jackman, founder of the Rock County National Bank. Notice the hitching post still remains in front of the home.
most popular late nineteenth-century style in Janesville is the Queen Anne (1880-1910).
The roots of this style extend to the 1870s, when medieval-manor house designs
by British architect Richard Norman Shaw inspired American architects to emulate its look. In the
mid-1870s, Queen Anne style houses were first built in coastal resorts and expensive
suburbs, but were quickly transferred to urban settings. Pattern books and
mail-order plans assisted in popularizing the many versions of the style.
of Queen Anne style houses are found nearly everywhere in Janesville,
particularly in neighborhoods which developed after the extensions of streetcar