The Newark "Main Library" has a long and storied history dating back to the 1870's where it started in a house, but soon moved to the basement of the Licking County Courthouse. The first official Newark Public Library opened in September of 1908 using one rent-free room in the Memorial Building. In 1920, the library moved to the Hilliard House at 105 W. Church Street, back-to-back with Central High School. A new building opened in 1950 at 88 W. Church Street where it remained until voters passed a bond levy in 1997 to build what currently is the Main Library and the largest library in the Licking County Library System.
The Downtown Newark Association believes that Newark’s Historic District has yet to see its most relevant and prosperous moment in time. A dense collection of architecturally significant building stock, Downtown Newark once was a center for shopping, entertainment, and dining. Our mission is to preserve the historic nature of our city while readapting the usage of the district to fit the needs of our community today. By working collaboratively, we have the opportunity to create a thriving specialty shopping and entertainment district that is fuel for economic development that extends citywide.
Downtown Newark is home to many great dining locations.
Walk off your meal while shopping at our specialty stores.
Downtown Newark has many meeting and entertainment spaces for your next event.
You can always find parking downtown, but let us help you. .
Newark is the place to make financial and legal decisions. We are home to many organizations looking out for you.
Downtown is location to many beautiful churches with a variety of denominations and organizations to help yourself and your businesses.
Looking to get fit or stay healthy? Everything you need to keep yourself well can be found downtown.
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The Downtown Newark Association has been a formal organization since May 2007. We now have over 50 members, which include business owners, city government officials, media, entertainment, and non-profit organizations. The Goal and purpose of the DNA is to improve and promote Downtown Newark. We sponsor and participate in many downtown events. We have adopted areas to plant and maintain, and we work on many other worthwhile projects. For information about joining the Downtown Newark Association, email email@example.com or fill out our membership application.
Newark, Ohio was founded in 1802 by Maj. William C. Schenk, who came to Ohio from Newark, New Jersey. It was incorporated into a town in 1826 and became a city in 1860. Our beautiful Second Empire Courthouse was dedicated in 1876 as the 4th courthouse on this site. It is surrounded by the Downtown Newark National Register Historic District which contains more than 90 well-preserved late 19th early 20th century commercial structures, representing a wide variety of architectural styles. Many of the shops, restaurants, attractions and points of interest are housed in these structures.
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