Erastus Dean Farmstead

Also known as: Dean Farm
E of Janesville on U.S. 14, Janesville, Wisconsin

Antebellum farm of a prominent Wisconsin legislator and farmer.

Photos 

Barn Sign

I can't really find out very much about Mr. Dean, except that his name comes up in searches as a legislator in the early days of Wisconsin statehood. (Wisconsin became a state in 1848.)

Photo taken by J.R. Manning

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National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 4, 1978
Reference number
78000131
NR name
Dean, Erastus, Farmstead
Areas of significance
Exploration/Settlement; Agriculture
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Agricultural outbuildings; Multiple dwelling; Secondary structure
Current functions
Single dwelling; Agricultural outbuildings
Period of significance
1825-1849
Significant years
1840; 1844
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 9
Contributing structures: 1

Tags 

19th Century (37,175)
Built 1840 (330)
Built during 1840s (2,960)
Erastus Dean (1)
Farm (1,868)
Janesville, Wisconsin (35)
Limestone (8,192)
Moved (2,188)
Private owner (54,396)
Rock County, Wisconsin (133)
Wisconsin (2,557)

Update Log 

  • August 29, 2011: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated Status

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