Designated an official Texas Main Street city in
1994, Decatur, with the help and expertise of the Texas Historical
Commission's Main Street Center has seen the benefits of
downtown revitalization first hand.
Since January of 1994 over 2 million dollars have been reinvested in
the name of historic preservation. More than 40 rehabilitation
projects have been completed, ranging from simple slipcover removal
to complete restoration. New businesses have opened, others have
relocated to downtown and some have expanded, all creating new jobs
as a benefit. New programs and events have brought old and new
friends to downtown again.
Main Street District
The Decatur Main Street District is 9 square blocks including the
Wise County Courthouse.
Texas Main Street Center
The Texas Main Street Center is on call to help with a variety of
services. On Site Training for Managers, committees and business
include: Design Assistance, Architectural consultation, Economic
Development assessment, Visual merchandising, Window display and
Incentive Sign Grant
Business Owners within the Main Street District are eligible to
receive a one time reimbursement grant for signage or facade
improvements of up to $250.00 or half the cost of improvements.
Applications may be obtained from the Main Street office.