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BidBlog: Tallman’s Carriage House to get a makeover

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Carriage House Renovation

The carriage house at the historic Tallman House in Janesville is scheduled to be renovated this fall. Bids are due to the city’s public works department on Aug. 20.

Work on the 1,700-square-foot carriage house includes installation of a new metal standing seam roof; masonry repairs and cleaning; wood repair projects; construction of a new prep kitchen; ADA-compliant restrooms; and heating, electrical and plumbing work.

The Tallman House estate was built in 1855 by Attorney William Tallman and features Italian Villa style architecture. The estate was donated to the city of Janesville in 1950 for use as a museum, and is operated by the Rock County Historical Society.

The estate was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on Oct. 15, 1970, and has since been subject to many restoration efforts.

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