Lavinia Goodell, Wisconsin's first woman lawyer, lived and practiced law in Janesville. Click here to download a PDF of a walking tour that highlights the locations that were part of Lavinia Goodell's life. Although many of the buildings no longer exist, you can walk in her footsteps as you explore downtown Janesville and imagine how it looked in the 1870s. The existing courthouse features a Janesville Women's History mural that includes an image of Lavinia Goodell. Photos are included in the PDF that show how it was at that time. A virtual tour is also available on the Lavinia Goodell website, as well as more about her life and career.

  • Downtown

Address: Point 1: Court St & Centerway - Janesville - WI, 53548