Alexander Galbraith House
Backstory and Context
The home itself is a combination of two architecture styles: Greek Revival and Federal Style. Both were very popular in the early to mid 1880s in America. The Greek Revival style is often a reference to the intellectual and superiority that many believed Ancient Greek society possessed. The Federal Style is very simple and squarish. This building combines the pillars commonly seen in the Greek style with the simple box structure of the Federal.
History. Janesville Country Club. Accessed June 01, 2017. https://www.janesvillecc.com/EpiphanyWeb/flexpage.aspx?ID=165.
Wisconsin Historical Society, Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, "REV. THOMAS RUGER; ALEXANDER GALBRAITH", "Janesville", "Rock", "Wisconsin", "42643".