The Yates Center Courthouse Square Historic District was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in May of 1986. It is comprised of 41 buildings, two structures and one site built between 1883 and 1928. The district is made up of a concentration of two-story sandstone and brick Italianate and one- and two-story brick. Early 20th Century Commercial buildings are located on all four sides of the Courthouse Square. These buildings represent the historical, judicial and commercial core of the city and display a moderate to high degree of architectural integrity.