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. 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.