Each property nominated to the National Historic Register, either as an individual building or as part of a district, must have an accompanying National Historic Register Registration Form to provide consistent information for evaluation. The form includes several parts, including an architectural description, a case for historical significance and integrity, historical uses of the property, plat maps showing location, floor plan of each level, historical and current photos, and a complete bibliography of the resources used to compile the form.

Here are a few sample of the forms created for the Historic Courthouse District. Over 100 forms were completed for buildings under evaluation, with 78 included in the final nomination.

ISU Extension Office, 117 N. John Wayne Drive

Iowa Quilt Museum, 68 E. Court Avenue (formerly JC Penney’s)

Uptown Styles, 114 N. 1st Avenue (first Winterset Madisonian Building)

Northside Cafe, 59, 61, 63 E. Jefferson St.

Madison County Courthouse

The complete set of forms created for the Historic Court District is available to view at the Winterset Public Library and at the Madison County Historical Museum. If you would like to borrow a copy that you may take home to read, please contact us.


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