In 1998, the cities of Newton and North Newton signed an ordinance to reinstate the Historic Preservation Commission. The Newton/North Newton Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) has been active in guiding the community in the preservation of historic structures, preservation incentives, and education in our cultural heritage. Both the City of Newton and City of North Newton are a designated Certified Local Government (CLG) by the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO). This allows the HPC, with continued training, to perform design review on projects affecting listed historic properties.
Below are links to information on our preservation program and state and federal websites related to rehabilitation and preservation. For additional information or for further assistance, contact information is listed above.
Informational Publications & Local Links:
Historic Newton Downtown Walking Tour
Maps: Newton Main Street Historic Districts I & II Map / McKinley Residential Historic District
Newton/North Newton Historic Preservation Commission (PDF Brochure)
Local Register of Historic Places (PDF Brochure)
Historic District Property Ownership Brochure
Certificate of Appropriateness Application (Submit with building permit application)
Newton Ordinance No. 4278-98/North Newton Ordinance No. 429
Design Guidelines for Newton Main Street Historic Districts I & II
McKinley Historic District Homeowner Preservation Handbook
Listing a Property (KSHS Link)
Secretary of the Interior Standards (NPS Link)
Preservation Briefs (NPS Link)
Kansas State Historical Society
- This link also includes information on Rehabilitation Tax Credits and Grants available through the State Historic Preservation Office.
Kansas Historic Resource Inventory Database
Certified Local Government Information (KSHS Link)