Program History

About Main Street

Main St. HistoryThe Main Street program is a comprehensive, community-based revitalization program developed in 1980 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Main Street Center. Main Street has transformed the way communities think about the revitalization and management of their commercial districts and downtowns.

About the National Trust Main Street Center

The National Trust Main Street Center leads a coast-to-coast network of more than 1,200 state, regional, and local programs, powerfully linked through a preservation-based strategy for rebuilding the places and enterprises that create sustainable, vibrant, and unique communities. Pennsylvania Downtown Center is one of these. To learn more about the Main Street Center's work, click here.

Source: the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Main Street Center