Monterey Hotel/Grand Hotel
Monterey Hotel from W. Milwaukee Street
Grand Hotel c. 1888
Backstory and Context
Art Deco style became increasingly popular throughout the 1920s and 1930s. Its emphasis on clean lines, bold geometric shapes, and lavish ornamentation is essentially a reaction to the many, relatively simple revival styles dominating home construction at the turn of the century. Art Deco quickly became associated with refinement and style, seeing as many Hollywood Studios and Movie Theaters employed it in their overall designs. Cities such as Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York have many Art Deco style buildings dotting their streets, while Janesville only features a handful of buildings featuring this design.