Print, Photographic
Fenelon Place House in Janesville. Material: paper. Size: 4" x 6". Description: colored photo of a Janesville residence at the corner of Mott Street and 2nd Street; the three-story house, painted a rose beige trimmed in ivory and beige, is viewed facing north on Second Street; other features are a stained glass window, gables, rounded roof turret, wraparound porch with porch columns and a second floor screened porch; a garage is on the left.
This house was built in 1903 by Dr. Martin Taylor and his wife, Stella Carpenter Taylor. It was occupied subsequently by families with the names of Murphy, Johnson and Meyer. In 1965 it was purchased by John and Pauline Haug Fenelon. In the 1930s it was briefly owned by Gosewich Funeral Homes of Mankato. During and after that time, until 2000, many people lived in rented rooms on the second floor. In 2000, Pauline Fenelon opened a bed and breakfast there called Fenelon Place Bed & Breakfast. Photo taken by Norma Mittelsteadt Witt of Janesville.