“Went to a temperance drama at Lappin’s Hall.”
Lavinia Goodell, February 10, 1874
Janesville, Wisconsin has a wealth of historical buildings remaining, including some frequented by Lavinia Goodell when she lived in the city in the 1870s. One such building is the Lappin-Hayes Block located at the corner of Main and Milwaukee Streets, in the heart of the city’s downtown.
Lappin Block, c. 1880
Janesville is named after Henry James, who built a timber house on the Rock River,
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