Main Street Iowa Design Resources

Main Street Iowa design consultants Tim Reinders and Maia Jessen have updated their handouts on a number of topics regarding downtown revitalization.  These easy-to-understand sheets explain the most recent information on historical preservation for the buildings in our Main Street District.

Examples include Cornices, Transom Windows, Slipcovers, Structural Glass and more.  Please find the full selection of resources under the Pages – Main Street Iowa Design Resources.

Here are a few links:





Empty Storefronts

Several empty storefronts have received some attractive displays courtesy of volunteers with the Jefferson Matters: Main Street.

Chris Heisterkamp designed the Scrabble type display in the Masonic Lodge.








Roger Aegerter painted the window of 205 N Wilson that is currently owned by the City of Jefferson and available for a viable retail business and living space on the 2nd floor.






Another property owned by the City of Jefferson is the Kendall Building at 111 E Lincoln Way.  A collage of pictures taken during the Party in the Alley is being displayed in the window along with other current events sponsored by Jefferson Matters: Main Street.


Beauty in Jefferson

The twelve pillar planters in the downtown square were filled with beautiful fall flowers by the Design Committee.  Jean Walker, Karen Lawton & Kathy Milligan led this committee to plant them and will continue to add other seasonal plants and flowers.  The Design Committee also changed the twelve banners along Lincoln Way to the fall ones with “Beauty in Jefferson” as the theme.  Together, these banners and planters add a lot of color to the downtown.  Thanks to the City Crew for watering these planters and putting up the banners.

beauty-in-jefferson fall-banner-with-fall-flowers