The Texas Main Street Program is one of the oldest and largest in the nation, with 89 fully designated communities. The program was brought to Texas by Anice Read, a former member of the Texas Historical Commission, who also served as first director of the state Main Street effort in 1981. The mission of the Texas Main Street Program is "to provide technical expertise, resources and support for Texas communities in the preservation and revitalization of historic downtowns and commercial neighborhood districts in accord with the Nation Main Street Four Point Approach of organization, economic vitality, design and promotion." (Texas Historical Commission)
Huntsville was founded in 1836 by Pleasant and Ephraim Gray and was designated a Main Street community in 2001. Since then, we have brought thousands of people from our community and the surrounding areas together. We strive to promote the local economy and Downtown Businesses of Huntsville. We encourage people to also support the community as well as the small businesses that serve the City. Support them by shopping locally!