120 Court Square—There was a small one-story building on this northwest corner lot by 1933. A man by the name of W. W. “Red” or “Windy” Smith moved that building out to the south side of town near the cemetery to make way for the current structure. The current building was con- structed about 1954 as a new location for DeWitt Bank & Trust. It features buff brick side walls and a chamfered corner entrance faced in cut stone with dentils at the cornice. The bank re- mained here until 1977, and the building was purchased in 1979 to serve as City Hall.
Rather than being formed by intersecting streets, DeWitt’s court square was designed as a continuous street around a public square with one access street in the middle of each block. The northwest, northeast, and southwest corners have unique lots containing buildings with chamfered corner entrances. The town was platted in such a way that people wouldn’t just pass through the downtown and keep going—the courthouse and square would be your final des- tination. This is an extremely rare layout for a court square—I’ve never seen another town like it.