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Newton Effort to Save The Bergman
NEWTON, Iowa - A group called the Newton Historical Society is trying to stop the possible demolition of a historic Newton home. The Bergman House on First Avenue East has been regarded as a landmark building and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Originally it was home of August Bergman. Bergman helped start the company that eventually became Maytag. Bergman died in 1932 after a successful business career and a stint in politics. He once considered running for governor.