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. 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 […]

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 […]

Successful Historic Plaque Nominee Walk

On Sunday, September 18, over 70 people enjoyed the event highlighting the seven nominees for historical plaques in our downtown.  Small groups were led around the square to meet these nominees and hear their stories.  Following, all participants voted for the first one to receive the plaque on a downtown pillar.  Funds for this plaque […]