Facade Improvements

Historic Commercial District Revolving Fund

With support from the 1772 Foundation, Inc. and in partnership with the Texas Main Street Program, we are dedicated to improving older and historic assets in downtowns and commercial districts.

Investing in Community Assets

For over thirty years, Main Street America districts across the country have been revitalizing local economies by focusing energy, resources, and people-power on improving their older and historic commercial districts. Central to these efforts is the preservation and maintenance of the historic properties that give Main Streets a sense of place, a rootedness, and of course, a thriving economic engine.

Calling all Texas Main Street communities!

The National Main Street Center (NMSC) and Texas Main Street Program (TMSP) of the Texas Historical Commission are pleased to offer the Texas Historic Commercial District Revolving Fund, made possible through the generous support from the 1772 Foundation, Inc. Over the next three years, this revolving fund will issue $70,000 in 0% interest loans to three to four competitively selected Texas Main Street communities.

The application to participate in Texas Historic Commercial District Revolving Fund is open! We've extended the deadline to May 10, 2019




Facade Improvement Pilot Program

In 2016, we launched the Main Street America Façade Improvement Pilot Program, with generous support from the The 1772 Foundation, Inc. This three-year program made $80,000 in no-interest matching loans and grants available to support highly visible improvements to buildings and storefronts.

Main Street America partnered with the Texas Main Street Program’s team of experienced leaders and expert design staff to focus the pilot in two competitively selected Main Street America and Texas Main Street communities: San Augustine, led by San Augustine Main Street, and Texarkana, led by Main Street Texarkana. The Main Street America Façade Improvement Pilot Program’s impact has been very positive, and we are so grateful for the incredible work our partners in Texas have accomplished.


Featured Project: Pecan Point Brewing Company

texarkana-pelican.jpgWith the generous support of the 1772 Foundation, Pecan Point Brewing Company in Texarkana, Texas, received a $10,000 loan/grant package for stucco repair and exterior painting as part of the first round of the Main Street America Facade Improvement Pilot Program. Check out the other projects here.