Main Street Program


Vision Statement

Establish a resilient downtown community in Taylor diverse in experiences for local residents and visitors that includes retail, dining, parks and cultural history.

Mission Statement

To strengthen and continue business/historical preservation and culture to downtown Taylor by using the comprehensive approach of design, economic restructuring, organization and promotion.

In the Heart of The Blackland Prairie

The Main Street Program is a downtown revitalization within the context of historical preservation. The Taylor Main Street Programs support the redevelopment of the downtown area through historical preservation, education, economic development and heritage tourism.

We envision a culturally diverse and economically viable downtown which attracts both Taylor citizens and visitors to its unique mix of historic buildings, shops, restaurants, services and old town atmosphere.

The Downtown Rental/Purchase Assistance Program is available for those new businesses who need help getting started.

Each fall, the Main Street Car Show attracts more than 300 vintage, historic and exotic cars, trucks, motorcycles and military vehicles to the streets of Downtown Taylor. The MCS offers a variety of vendors, entertainment, exquisite vehicles and family-friendly fun for all to enjoy. The Main Street Car Show is a Taylor Made Texas signature event.

Every spring, Taylor Main Street hosts Blackland Prairie Days on the first weekend in May. The festival is held in the heart of downtown and features horticultural speakers and demonstrations, arts and crafts vendors, food booths, children's activities and live entertainment. Blackland Prairie Days is a Taylor Made Texas signature event.

For more information on any Main Street events or activities, contact Main Street Manager Deby Lannen.

Recent Awards

Texas Downtown Association
1999 Best New Construction - Louie Mueller
2000 Best Rehabilitation - Investment Centers
2001 Best Adaptive Reuse - Hair Trendz of America
2002 Best New Construction - 4th Street Station
2009 Nationally Accredited Main Street Program 
2010 Nationally Accredited Main Street Program 
2011 Nationally Accredited Main Street Program 
2012 Nationally Accredited Main Street Program 
2013 Nationally Accredited Main Street Program 
2014 Nationally Accredited Main Street Program 
2015 Nationally Accredited Main Street Program 
Certified Scenic City 

Main Street District Map.
  1. Taylor Earns 2016 National Main Street Accreditation

    The Texas Historical Commission (THC) commended Taylor for successful annual progress as a designated Main Street community, one of 58 to be recognized this year. Read on...
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