The Texas Historical Commission has named its entering 2015 designated Main Street communities. Welcome aboard ENNIS and ROSENBERG!
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.
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Of the original communities accepted in 1981 to the Texas Main Street Program that remain designated today
Newest Main Street programs announced
Ennis and Rosenberg have been selected to join the Texas Main Street network for 2015.
Newest issue of Main Street Matters
The December Main Street Matters features a spotlight on the Nacogdoches Main Street program and new technology for historic structures. Go to Main Street Matters.