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Corn Exchange block

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In 1855 the Corn Exchange Block made the Franklin and West Milwaukee Streets intersection one of Janesville’s busiest.

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In 1855 the Corn Exchange Block made the Franklin and West Milwaukee Streets intersection one of Janesville’s busiest. The curved façade faced a cast-iron fountain in a triangle park (not visible here).

Various stores occupied the ground floor including A. F. Krueger Meat Market at 2 N Franklin St, C. H. Gezlschap Lunch Room, City Restaurant and Metcalf & Gowdey Hardware. Just a glimpse of Silsbee Commercial College is seen to the left.

The name, Corn Exchange, came from grain, wool, hay and produce dealers who traded their goods in a building near this intersection.

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  • Order will be shipped within two weeks.
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