The Railroad Mural
The mural, as seen from the street.
The mural is poignant reminder of how the railroads shaped the future of Janesville and many other cities throughout Wisconsin.
Backstory and Context
The third mural, located at 18 North Jackson Street on the back side of the Janesville City Hall building, represents the growth of Janesville thanks to the railroads. Painted by Jim Richter of Janesville, the mural's focus is on the grit and determination of workers constructing the railroad and the importance of said railroad for commerce in the city. The visage of Abraham Lincoln graces the mural, and you can also see the Lincoln-Tallman House prominently displayed in the upper left corner.