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About Downtown

The Kilgore Main Street program works to enhance downtown vibrancy and historic preservation by implementing guidelines set forth by the National Trust Main Street Center’s Four Point Approach, a national revitalization movement currently in place in more than 2000 communities across the nation. 

To facilitate revitalization in Historic Downtown Kilgore through design, promotion, organization and economic development.

Historic Downtown Kilgore will be a sustainable economic engine, a vibrant destination and the heart of Kilgore.

  • ORGANIZATION:  Building partnerships among the various groups in downtown by establishing a strong, committed volunteer base that are staunch advocates for our downtown district and an improved quality of life in Kilgore. 
  • PROMOTION: Creating memorable experiences by focusing on unique shopping, dining and quality of life services found within our downtown by capturing the essence of our authentic community assets and history.
  • DESIGN: Focusing on the physical elements of downtown such as storefronts, signs and landscaping and public spaces; targeting infrastructure and building improvements that lay the ground work for a physical transformation that will be both functional and attractive; advocating for the preservation and protection of community architectural treasures. 
  • ECONOMIC RESTRUCTURING: identifies new market opportunities for the downtown area; redefines the district’s niche in the marketplace and sharpens the competitiveness of existing businesses, while nurturing new enterprises that respond to today’s consumer needs.  

The Kilgore Main Street Program is a department of the City of Kilgore and is also a part of the Texas Historical Commission’s Texas Main Street Program

Kilgore was recertified as a Texas Main Street Community in 2006 and is affiliated with the National Trust Main Street Center

Kilgore Main Street is also a proud member of the Texas Downtown Association

For additional information, please visit the website on the City of Kilgore page.