Tornado Memorial


About the Tornado Memorial

tornadoTornado Memorial Park was acquired through the gracious donation from Wells Fargo and the Historical Society of Monticello. This park site is approximately .2 acres in size and is located in downtown Monticello at the intersection of Broadway St. and Bluff St. A concept plan was prepared by Purdue University graduating class of 2004 Landscape Architecture Program. (Prof. Kim Wilson, students- Toby Busse, Janelle Johnson, Sarah Hicks, and Ken Price). Through community input and other considerations a design for the site was selected.

History of the Tornado Memorial Park

Tornado Memorial Park was acquired through the gracious donation of property from Well Fargo Bank and the Historical Society of Monticello. On April 3, 1974 the courthouse, along with residential buildings around Monticello, were severally damaged due to an F4 Tornado. Eight people perished from that tornado and their losses will always be remembered in the newly installed Tornado Memorial located a block from the courthouse. Certain pieces from the old courthouse were implemented into the Tornado Memorial such as the old drinking fountain in front of the courthouse.

Water Works Superintendent Rod Pool took this project on as it came to life in 2010. This park site is approximately .2 acres in size and is located in downtown Monticello at the intersection of Broadway St. and Bluff St. A concept plan was prepared by Purdue University graduating class of 2004 Landscape Architecture Program. (Prof. Kim Wilson, Students: Toby Busse, Janelle Johnson, Sarah Hicks, and Ken Price). Through community input and other considerations a design was selected. Many companies and people were involved in the creation of this Memorial.
 
 
 
 
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