The Texas Main Street program welcomes our newest designated Main Street communities of Caldwell, Sealy and Waco. They will officially enter the program January 1, 2014.
The national Main Street revitalization effort for historic downtowns was formed more than 30 years ago and there has been a statewide Texas program since that time operating through the Texas Historical Commission. The Texas Main Street Program (TMSP) is one of the oldest and largest in the nation, with more than 80 fully designated communities.
The TMSP is part of the Community Heritage Development Division of the Texas Historical Commission and operates in affiliation with the National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. In 1981, following a pilot project of the national center that studied ways to address the decline of America’s downtowns, the TMSP became one of the first six statewide coordinating programs in the nation.
The First Lady's Tour to 2013 Main Street communities of Childress, San Augustine and Cuero was March 28. See the Becoming a Main Street Community page for a presentation of images from these well-attended events.
Designated communities in the Texas Main Street Program
The newest Main Street communities
Congratulations to the three newly designated Texas Main Street communities: Caldwell, Sealy and Waco. The network now consists of 87 cities of all sizes all across Texas!
Newest issue of Main Street Matters
The December Main Street Matters profiles Seguin. Also included is technical article on sustainability and the economic impact of historic preservation. Go to Main Street Matters.