This photo from The Gazette’s archives shows a lone pedestrian walking through downtown Janesville after a major snowstorm.
The back of the photo indicates that it was shot “looking down Wall Street in front of the Janesville Police Station.” That was back when the police department was housed in the basement of City Hall.
Does anyone have any guesses on when this storm took place? The photo was taken when a gas station stood on the corner of West Wall and North Franklin streets.
We received several answers to the question.
A Beloit reader said he didn't know the exact date, but he could narrow it down to approximately five years. The building on the far left has a sign that says "Norwood Mills." The company was located at 110 W. Wall St. from 1960 to the winter of 1965/1966. After that, they moved to their new location on Kennedy Road where Hufcor is located today.
Another reader suggested remembered a storm in 1963 or 1964. He remembers photos of cars stuck in the snow up and down Milwaukee Street.
Readers who have more information may email reporter Catherine W. Idzerda at firstname.lastname@example.org.