Newton Downtown Historic District

The Newton Downtown Historic District (outlined in blue on the map below) consists of 85 properties (some of which contain more than one storefront). It was officially listed on the National Register of Historic Places in September 2014. The National Register is the federal list of districts, sites, buildings, & structures significant in American history, architecture, archaeology, engineering, and culture. National Register districts are shown to be important in the history and/or development of their community. Properties contributing to the significance of an historic district are at least 50 years old and retain a high degree of historic integrity.

Newton Main Street Walking Tour

The buildings marked on the map are individually eligible for the National Register due to architectural or historic significance. (Please note that the historic building names are being used in the descriptions below.)

Building NameBuilding AddressBuilding Description
1. Jasper County Courthouse101 1st St NBeaux Arts – 1911
2. Hotel Maytag105 N 2nd Ave E/114 – 124 1st St NChicago Commercial – 1926
3. Allfree Building103 – 110 1st Ave E/100 – 108 1st St NEarly 20th C. Commercial – 1917 – 1918
4. Joy Dental112 1st Ave EItalianate – 1902
5. First Presbyterian Church220 N 2nd Ave ETudor Revival – 1924
6. First Methodist Episcopal Church210 N 2nd Ave EClassical Revival – 1915
7. Ramer Block102 N 2nd Ave ECommercial Italianate – 1896
8. First Newton National Bank100 N 2nd Ave WNeo-Classical Revival – 1920
9. Scarf Building112 N 2nd Ave WCommercial Italianate – 1892
10. Salvation Army Citadel219 N 2nd Ave WNeo-Classical Revival – 1928
11. Mann’s Wagon Shop & White Way Cafe210 1st Ave W/212 – 214 1st Ave WCommercial – 1866
Remodeled Commercial – 1883
12. Jasper County Public Service Complex115 W 2nd St 20th C. Revival – 1911 & 1915

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