Samuel S. Jones Cobblestone House

Also known as: Cobblestone House
E of Clinton on Milwaukee Rd., Clinton, Wisconsin

Cobblestone farmhouse in rural Rock County.


North Elevation

This was the first cobblestone structure that I encountered and was fascinated with the unique construction. I found several more cobblestone structures in Wisconsin and learned that the heart of cobblestone construction is in Western New York.

The owner of a Wisconsin cobblestone structure told me the masons who crafted these structures were from New York.

There are probably 1,000 or more cobblestone structures around Rochester, New York while there may be two dozen in Wisconsin. The construction method was popular up until the Civil War.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning



National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on February 23, 1978
Reference number
NR name
Jones, Samuel S., Cobblestone House
Architectural style
Mid 19th Century Revival: Exotic Revival
Area of significance
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Single dwelling
Period of significance
Significant years
1847; 1849

Update Log 

  • July 9, 2011: Updated by J.R. Manning: Added to Category: Cobblestone Architecture
  • January 30, 2011: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated Status
  • September 9, 2010: New photos from J.R. Manning