The Bushnell Wheeler Home

The Bushnell Wheeler Home History

In 1850 Professor Jackson Bushnell of Beloit College began investing in real estate. He admired the view of the bluff south of Turtle Creek and purchased the land.

 In 1856, Reverend Alexander Montgomery, the agent for the American Board of Foreign Missions, purchased the five acres on which the house stands to build a retirement home for missionaries. The home was completed and he lived there for three years before dying in 1860.

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Contact The Bushnell Wheeler Home

The Bushnell Wheeler Home is located at 542 Wheeler Street in South Beloit, IL and is also the home of the South Beloit Historical Society.

The home is open to the public twice a year, the final Sunday in June for our annual Ice Cream Social and the Friday, Saturday & Sunday prior to Thanksgiving (our annual Christmas open house).

We are also open for tours upon request and for weddings (indoors and outdoors). For a map and contact information, please click here.

What’s going on at the Bushnell Wheeler Home? Click here for our events page.