Horace White Monument

© Photographed July 20, 2015
Erected 1918
Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin
42.500602,-89.029128
There came westward in the winter of 1836-7 the emissary of a New England community who chose this spot for a future home and gave this park to adorn the town thus founded. The talents and labors of his son were devoted to the service of the nation. This monument is erected to their deeds and to the beautify of their character.
HORACE WHITE
✦ Pioneer ✦ Founder ✦
✦ Physician ✦
Bethlehem, N.H. -- Beloit, Wis
1810                  1843

HORACE WHITE
✦ Journalist ✦ Economist ✦
✦ Author ✦
Colebrook, NH -- New York, NY
1834               1916

The monument is located at Horace White Park and is accessible from northbound College Street, at its T-intersection with Public Avenue, Beloit, Wisconsin 53511.

Wisconsin Historical Society: Architecture and History Inventory
Historic Name: Horace White Monument
Reference Number: 81878

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.

The foregoing content used with generous permission of the Wisconsin Historical Society. 








 Horace White Park, Beloit, Wis.




First Baptist Church, across from the monument.

Horace White Park is located in Beloit, Wisconsin.

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