Elmhurst establishment predates back to the 1600s as a village by the Dutch, so there is a rich history behind it with each newcomers leaving their mark on the neighborhood. Some of the notable landmarks include the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, the St. James Church, and the Reformed Church of Newtown. Moreover, for Newtown High School students and graduates, "The school building is also a landmark! Proud alumni Class of 2005."