Local artist, Harry Daugherty, recently finished a stunning watercolor painting depicting downtown Whitehouse in the early days. Mr. Daugherty captured Providence Street as it would have looked at the turn of the century as a young Village formed around the daily activity of the railroad. The painting features a train pulling into the depot, the Whitehouse grain elevator, Central Hotel, Pythian Castle, water tower, horse and buggy, and early settlers walking and playing in the downtown. Mr. Daugherty will take part in the annual Holiday FUNdraiser Art Show & Sale sponsored by the Whitehouse Arts Advisory Board on December 7, 2013 at Hope United Methodist Church.
The Village will celebrate its sesquicentennial in 2014. Mayor Kuhn has appointed a Sesquicentennial Committee to begin planning events with the main focus on Founders’ Day, July 5, 2014.
The beautiful watercolor will be used throughout the sesquicentennial year on various items, including the 2014 Village calendar, note cards and reprints of the original to be sold by the Whitehouse Historical Society.
The original painting will be framed and hung in Village Hall for residents to enjoy. Click here for a sneak peak at a scanned version of the original watercolor painting.