The Dixon Building was built in 1879, and is the oldest building in downtown North Platte. Dixon Optical and Dixon Jewelry occupied space in this building for 77 years, thus the building became know as the “Dixon Building”. It is our goal to update the façade to historically represent these two long standing businesses in North Platte.
North Platte established the Mutual Building and Loan Association in 1887. The association was lead by many prominent leaders and allowed the average citizen to afford a home. By 1914, the Mutual Building and Loan Assoc. had grown to the point where they needed a more permanent location. It was decided to build on the corner of Locust St. and 5th St, due to the proximity of the Federal Building (currently the Prairie Arts Center) and the Lincoln County Courthouse.
Today the Mutual Building is completely renovated and will provide many with a unique office in North Platte.