Downtown Momence Historic District

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Downtown Momence Historic District
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Downtown Momence Historic District is located in Illinois
Downtown Momence Historic District
Downtown Momence Historic District is located in the United States
Downtown Momence Historic District
LocationRoughly Washington St., from N. Locust to Pine and Dixie Hwy., from 2nd to River, Momence, Illinois
Coordinates41°9′24″N 87°39′46″W / 41.15667°N 87.66278°W / 41.15667; -87.66278Coordinates: 41°9′24″N 87°39′46″W / 41.15667°N 87.66278°W / 41.15667; -87.66278
Area9 acres (3.6 ha)
NRHP reference No.06000449[1]
Added to NRHPMay 31, 2006

The Downtown Momence Historic District is a national historic district which encompasses the commercial core of downtown Momence, Illinois. The district includes 49 contributing buildings, all but two of which are commercial buildings; the remaining two are residential. While the oldest building in the district dates to 1849, significant development in downtown Momence did not begin until the Chicago, Danville and Vincennes Railroad reached the city in 1871. Roughly one-third of the district's buildings, primarily retail stores, were built between 1871 and 1900. Most of the remaining buildings were built between 1900 and 1930; these were more diverse and included banks, entertainment and recreational facilities, and automobile-related businesses toward the end of the period. The architectural styles seen in the district are representative of American commercial architectural trends of the late 19th and early 20th centuries; the majority of the buildings have Italianate designs, though examples of Greek Revival, Classical Revival, and Romanesque Revival architecture can also be found in the district.[2]

The district was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 31, 2006.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Johnson, Jane; LeBeau, Fran; Wogan, Lisa (February 2006). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Downtown Momence Historic District" (PDF). Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. Retrieved November 25, 2016.