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WEND HORACE WHITE PARK | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society

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WEND HORACE WHITE PARK

Architecture and History Inventory
WEND HORACE WHITE PARK | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
NAMES
Historic Name:Horace White Monument
Other Name:Horace White Monument
Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:81878
PROPERTY LOCATION
Location (Address):WEND HORACE WHITE PARK
County:Rock
City:Beloit
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PROPERTY FEATURES
Year Built:1918
Additions:
Survey Date:1981
Historic Use:monument
Architectural Style:Neoclassical
Structural System:
Wall Material:Stone - Unspecified
Architect:John Mead HowellTonetti
Other Buildings On Site:0
Demolished?:No
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DESIGNATIONS
National/State Register Listing Name: Near East Side Historic District
National Register Listing Date:1/7/1983
State Register Listing Date:1/1/1989
National Register Multiple Property Name:Multiple Resources of Beloit
NOTES
Additional Information:The White Monument, of granite, consists of a plinth set into a semi-circular seat. The seat is inscribed, as is the base of the plinth, below a bronze relief of the two Whites, sculpted by Tonetti. Horace White, Sr., employed by the New England Emigrating Company, purchased 1/3 of Blodgett's claim to Beloit (about 199 acres), and may be considered as a founding father of Beloit. Horace White, Jr., became a notable newspaper editor at the Chicago Tribune and New York Post. His daughter's husband, John Mead Howells (architect of the Tribune Tower in Chicago) designed this monument.
Bibliographic References:(A) Monument inscription. (B) Howell's file, Burnham Library, Art Institute of Chicago.
RECORD LOCATION
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, State Historic Preservation Office, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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