Hamilton Historic Main Street
What is Main Street?
The Texas Historical Commission (THC) designated Hamilton as an official Texas Main Street community in 2020. The Texas Main Street program is part of the Community Heritage Development Division of the THC, and focuses on the Four Point Approach of organization, economic development, design, and promotion with community involvement and volunteer support.
To learn more, please see our brochure below. For a legal-size printable PDF version, click here.
Four Point Approach in Action
Our Design Committee is led by Advisory Board Kim Cooper and Chrissy Lane, along with Ex Officio members Sarah Bauman and Kim Hinton.
The focus is to help preserve and enhance the physical elements within our Main Street District.
Some of our successful projects this year have included completing an inventory of all properties within the Main Street District and creating a Hamilton webpage within DowntownTX.org, a Texas Main Street website. We have also been working with local property owners and Texas Main Street on planning building rehabilitation and beautification projects.
Property owners in the district can benefit from the Texas Main Street Design Assistance. To participate, please complete the attached form and send to the Main Street Manager to receive recommendations for your building's rehabilitation where you can learn the history and unique architectural details of your building that can be showcased to suit your budget.
Our Economic Vitality Committee is led by Advisory Board members Doug Baker, Kevin Cude, Keith Gatewood, and Valerie Krehmeier.
The focus is to work with Hamilton EDC and identified new market opportunities for the district, redefine our district niche, and sharpen the competitiveness of our existing businesses while nurturing new enterprises. For example, please see our list of strategy ideas and social media tips that business owners may find helpful in strengthening their sustainability.
Some of our successful projects this year have included working with Hamilton EDC to provide COVID-19 response assistance to the community, exploring business catalyst opportunities for the EDC building, and assisting with the Imagine the Possibilities tour to attract new businesses.
Our Organization Committee is led by Advisory Board members Grady Hooper and Clay Tarpley, along with Ex Officio members James Lively and Ryan Polster.
The focus is to help network with other organizations and grow our community volunteer base, as we establish community priorities.
Some of our successful projects this year have included completing the Community Survey and Stakeholder Survey, nominating a new board member, and networking to community organizations and explain the purpose of Main Street.
Our Promotions Committee is led by Advisory Board members Linda Catoe, Jim Eidson, and The Honorable Jim McInnis, along with Ex Officio member Joni Hoxsey.
The focus is to help preserve our past while looking to the future, gathering information on our strengths and marketing them.
Some of our successful projects this year have included working on the Main Street Brochure (shown above) and the Imagine the Possibilities virtual tour.
This Year's Accomplishments
Hamilton Historic Main Street is continuously working to serve our community. Here are a few projects we have completed this year:
Community and Stakeholder Surveys
Two surveys were conducted online this spring and sent to our community and Main Street District stakeholders. For the survey presentation, please click here.
Hamilton completed the Texas Main Street requirements to have a participating page on www.downtowntx.org.
Brochure and Facebook
The Advisory Board's Promotional Committee has created a Main Street District brochure (shown above) and has developed a Facebook page.
Imagine the Possibilities Virtual Tour
TxCDBG Grant Opportunity
To learn about the TxCDBG grant opportunity that Hamilton Historic Main Street collaborated with Hamilton EDC and the City of Hamilton to apply for, please see the attached presentation.
Texas Main Street Hamilton Resource Team Interim Report