Volney Atwood Home
Home of Volney Atwood
Backstory and Context
Built in the 1850s, this structure displays one of the most popular architectural styles of the time: Italianate. Inspired by the Italian farmhouses that were often asymmetrical, this building had all of the important features including a low pitched roof with overhanging eaves and tall narrow windows.
Wisconsin Historical Society, Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, "Catherine and Volney Atwood House", "Janesville", "Rock", "Wisconsin", "49856".