Growing Business, Preserving History.
The Georgia Main Street Program began in 1980 as one of the original pilot state coordinating programs of the National Main Street Initiative launched by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The program launched with five local communities and has grown to serve 100+ communities statewide. Georgia Main Streets represent some of the strongest central business districts in the Southeast.
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Main Street of the Month
“Fairburn’s Downtown Historic Commercial District is an emerging destination for development, arts, and entertainment. Strategically located only 17 miles from the world’s busiest airport and with a population of roughly 17,000 residents, Fairburn is a city Situated to Succeed. Established in 2017, Fairburn’s Main Street embraces growth with preservation in mind, investing six million dollars in a streetscape project to renew its downtown while maintaining historic spaces. Campbell County Courthouse, two train depots, and a landmark bank building that dates to the city’s charter in 1854 are listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Embracing the Main Street tenets, the program offers Façade Grants, a series of annual art exhibitions, fresh markets, historic walking tours, and concerts.” -Sylvia Abernathy, Downtown Fairburn