Green Tobacco Warehouse
Backstory and Context
Similar to much of the Midwest, Janesville`s history and population boom is attributed to the role of agriculture. Tobacco farming was a leading industry in Wisconsin for many years. Not only did the harvest need to be cared for and grown by farmers, but it also required many individuals to package and transport the leaves across the state.
Myron Green was a farmer who traded tobacco in Janesville pre 1900s. He built many warehouses around the area but this is the only one to survive.
Wisconsin Historical Society, Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, "Green Bros. Leaf Tobacco House", "Janesville", "Rock", "Wisconsin", "11838".