Historic District

Example of exterior brickwork

National Register of Historic Places Designation

The Downtown Momence Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006. There are 50 contributing buildings in the district, representing the historic integrity and reflecting the character of the district during the period of significance (circa 1849-1956). Contributing buildings within the Downtown Momence Historic District are eligible for federal historic preservation tax incentives, including the 20% Rehabilitation Tax Credit.

Buildings in the historic district are of the following styles: Commercial, Italianate, Classical Revival, Queen Anne, Richardsonian, Romanesque and Colonial Revival. There are also numerous examples of hydraulically pressed brick and Momence-made Tiffany glazed brick.Old street scene Many storefronts are made of cast iron, often with decorative transom glass. Some upper stories have Mesker sheet metal trimmings.

Securing a National Register of Historic Places designation for Momence's traditional commercial district was a project of the MSM Design Committee.

See the original application

National Register Ceremony

Recent Events

Auctioneer Bill Phelps
April 30th

Community Auction

The Annual Community Auction featured all kinds of treasures that were taken home by their new owners. Auctioneers Bill Phelps and Danny Loftus made sure of that!

Rivard kids on Santa's lap
December 3rd

Christmas Gathering

The annual kickoff for the Christmas holiday featured Santa and his reindeer, camel rides, carriage rides, beautifully decorated store windows, and many more activities. Always a favorite event for Main Street!

Bordertown Hauntings Hayride on Washington Street
October 29th

Bordertown Hauntings

The annual halloween event featured downtown trick-or-treating, both kid's and pet costume contests, hayrides and lots more!

Spotlight

Cruise Night Street Scene

Cruise Nights

2nd & 4th Tuesdays May 23 - August 22, 5-8pm

Next up - After a record-breaking year in 2016, Washington Street Downtown will once again come alive with antique and unique "Cool Cars under the Stars" throughout the summer. The public is invited to come out and browse, listen to the music, eat some great food, and take a chance on the split the pot drawings held at each event. Mark your calendar now!