Main Street

We envision Historic Downtown Nacogdoches as a year round destination where visitors and locals experience the heart of our community rich with history, commerce, entertainment, cultural, and educational opportunities.
The Nacogdoches Main Street Program will preserve and promote historic downtown Nacogdoches through public and private partnerships and the Four Points of Main Street: organization, design, economic restructuring and promotions.

Mainstreet Manager

Often property owners, merchants, and sponsors anticipate Main Street staff devoting the majority of its time and resources to event planning. In the Main Street approach, events and festivals are only a limited way to influence economic development. Because of this the staff’s charge is actually much broader and includes advancing efforts that effect:
  • Design - the physical infrastructure of downtown
  • Organization - fundraising and public awareness
  • Marketing/Promotion - downtown image development
  • Economic redevelopment - business recruitment and retention


The Main Street staff answers to many supervisors and constituency groups. Primarily, the City of Nacogdoches, the Main Street Advisory Board, and the Texas Historical Commission oversee the development of Main Street’s annual work plan and review the level of success in achieving priority objectives. Additionally, the Main Street board and staff work among several other constituency groups that have similar goals in common. Those include
  • Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Nacogdoches Independent School District
  • Nacogdoches Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce
  • Nacogdoches Economic Development Corporation


  • Nacogdoches Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • CBH Insurance Agency
  • Gary & Jana LaFour
  • Mitzi & Philip Blackburn
  • Bancorp South Insurance
  • CBTX
  • Dr. Neal & Mrs. Annie Haynes
  • First Bank And Trust
  • Diana Walker
  • Etech
  • Steele Wright
  • Citizen's Bank
  • Heart of Texas
  • East Texas Air Conditioning and Heating
  • Laura Culpepper, Architect
  • Ramshur & Sons
  • Ron & Bobbie Ann Anderson
  • Scarlett Slone
  • M&S Pharmacy
  • Travis and Judy Clardy
  • Fredonia Rotary Club
  • Wednesday Rotary
  • Austin Bank
  • Roger Van Horn
  • Tim James
  • Community Title
  • Gary Lee & Charlotte Ashcraft
  • Kelly Daniel
  • Jim and Gwendolyn Jeffers
  • Joe Max Green
  • Judy A. Abbott
  • Mike Bay
  • Brick Street Antiques
  • House of Traditions
  • Patty Miller
  • Garry and Le'Ann Solmonson
  • Carl & Sherry Pfaffenberg
  • Harold Bogan and Carolyn B. Hardy
  • Betty Shinn
  • Tracey & Merci Nicklas
  • David and Carol Stanley