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.

Four Point Approach in Action

Please see each tab below for an explanation of how our advisory board has tackled each approach this year and current successes. Due to the pandemic, we have not yet had committee meetings open to community volunteers, but hope to very soon. All community members are welcome to join. If interested, please email the Main Street Manager at mainstreet@hamiltontexas.com or call 254-784-5610.

  1. Design
  2. Economic Development
  3. Organization
  4. Promotion

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.

Current News

Hamilton Historic Main Street is continuously working to serve our community. Here are a few projects we currently completing:

Texas Main Street Hamilton Resource Team Presentation

Texas Main Street presented an interim report on Wednesday, September 23rd, from 3-5 pm with an option to attend virtually or at Studio on the Square, 109 N. Rice Street. The report led with a summary of the Hamilton Community and Stakeholder Survey Results and then followed with a presentation from the state discussing recommendations for our local Main Street program. To view the discussed presentations, please see the following links:

  • For the survey presentation, please click here.
  • For Texas Main Street's presentation, please click here.
  • For the Informational Packet (survey results and full interim report), please click here.

TxCDBG Opportunity

Hamilton Historic Main Street collaborated with Hamilton EDC and Hamilton City Council to apply for the Texas Department of Agriculture’s 2020 Texas Community Development Block Grant available for Downtown Revitalization and Main Street programs. Our grant application was submitted on September 1st. To learn more about the grant opportunity, please see the attached presentation.

  1. Joni Hoxsey

    Joni Hoxsey

    Main Street Manager
    Phone: (254) 784-5610

  2. Main Street

    Physical Address
    103 1/2 North Rice
    Hamilton, TX 76531

    Mailing Address
    PO Box 224
    Hamilton, TX 76531

    Phone: 254-784-5610

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