"Welcome to La Grange! We invite you to come
to our fine town and see first hand our beautiful Historic Downtown
Business District. In comparison to other Rural Small Town Business
Districts of similar capacity; we feel our La Grange Downtown Business
District is truly a gem. Main Street La Grange is proud of our wonderful
community and its heritage."
A tremendous effort on the part of La Grange
residents established the Main Street Program in the town of La
Grange. True grit, dreams and historic preservation of
buildings and revitalization of economics lie at the heart of
the Texas Historical Commission's program.
The Texas Historical Commission provides technical assistance
through retail display consulting, marketing guidance, financial
counseling, training of the Main
Street Manager, and pro forma analyses. The facade
paint program provides free paint to qualifying property owners
in the Main Street
area. A revolving loan fund provides
below-market interest rate financing to businesses that qualify
for assistance with more extensive renovation work.
As the primary supporter of a major historic
preservation effort Main Street La Grange stakes its
future welfare on history. Business development remains an
important function of Main Street La Grange. The
Main Street Program seeks to improve the business climate by
making historic structures more attractive and serviceable.
Through customer surveys, Main Street La Grange seeks to
uncover the untapped consumer market and recruit businesses to
meet those consumer needs. Specialty retail and necessary
shopping retail establishments create destination shopping for
local customers as well as tourists. Visitors also want to
study history and culture, some only want to consume it.
The La Grange Main Street Program will work to strengthen and enhance
downtown La Grange as the economic and social focal point of our community based
on the strong foundation of our historic past.
The mission statement of La Grange Main Street Program is to continue to
organize, promote, and encourage appropriate design and economic revitalization
of the community.