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This home exhibits several Prairie School motifs. It was built in 1906. It was first owned by Malcolm Jeffris who was born in Janesville in 1862. He was a prominent and successful lawyer, president of the Janesville Electric Company and director of Merchants and Savings Bank. The house has since been transformed into Senior Citizen Residences.


  • Malcolm G. Jeffris House: Past and Present

Although there are few "pure" Prairie School houses in Janesville, its influence can be seen in a number of houses from this period (1900-1930). A low, hipped roof with deep eaves, horizontal bands of windows, and a variety of rectilinear ornament are characteristic of this style.