Facade Improvements

Facade Improvement Loan Pilot Program

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.

Pilot Program: Year One

In 2016, the National Main Street Center (NMSC) launched the Main Street America Façade Improvement Pilot Program, with generous support from the 1772 Foundation, Inc. This three-year program makes available $80,000 in no-interest loans and grants that support highly visible improvements to buildings and storefronts.

In this first year, NMSC has partnered with the Texas Main Street Program’s team of experienced leaders and expert design staff to focus the pilot in two Main Street America and Texas Main Street communities: San Augustine, led by San Augustine Main Street, and Texarkana, led by Main Street Texarkana.

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.