Beloit College, founded in 1846 by Yale University alumnus Aaron Lucius Chapin, is the oldest continuously operated college in Wisconsin.
We Beloiters -- students and alumni of Beloit College in Beloit, Wisc. -- love history. It’s inescapable. From the Pearsons Hall student center designed by Daniel Burnham -- architect of the Flatiron Building in New York, Union Station in Washington, D.C., and much of the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair -- to Wisconsin Historical Landmark Middle College, our rich heritage is as much a part of our identity as our campus-wide love of New Glarus beer and Ultimate Frisbee.
That’s why a new adaptive reuse project at Beloit, which proposes to convert an early-1900s power generating station on the adjacent Rock River into a state-of-the-art campus center, is receiving so much enthusiasm from students, alumni, and community members.... Read More →
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Katherine Flynn is an assistant editor at Preservation magazine. She enjoys coffee, record stores and uncovering the stories behind historic places. Follow her on Twitter at @kateallthetime.