Captain William Macloon also spent his early years traveling before settling here in Janesville. In his early years, Macloon carted freight across the oceans from Boston, Europe and the West Indies. He settled in Wisconsin in 1845 where, like Richardson, he invested in real estate and became a became stockholder of local companies.
John Dunn and D. Davies operated family businesses when these structures were established. Dunn worked with his brother in a liqueur store at 117 while Davies opened a grocery store with his siblings at 119.