190429_GMPLANT

This photo from the Gazette's archives shows Janesville's General Motors plant in the early days.

This photo of the Janesville General Motors plant was taken sometime in the late 1920s or early 1930s.

The street directly in front of the building was Industrial Avenue. The homes shown in the photo all were eventually removed and the space converted to a parking lot. Jackson Street runs parallel to the bottom of the photo.

Can anybody guess when the photo was taken, based on years of the cars in the photos? Yes, I know they’re tiny ... that’s why it’s a challenge.

Dan Mezera of GM End of an Era, emailed us to say that he thought the photo was taken in about 1924.  For more historical photos of the plant and the cars made there, go to the Janesville GM End of an Era Facebook page.

Email your answers to cidzerda@gazettextra.com.

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