La Grange Main Street Program
PO Box 228 La Grange, KY 40031 / 502.269.0126
La Grange Kentucky Main Street Program’s mission is to sustain the diversity, harmony, and vibrancy of the La Grange Main Street District using our resources to tell the story of our culture through History, “Spirits”, and our Railroad Heritage.
La Grange Kentucky Main Street Program’s vision is to create awareness of the heart of our community by preserving the La Grange Main Street experience.
In 2003, a group of citizens, city government officials and business owners, all concerned about the future of La Grange’s central historic district, decided to form a Main Street Program based on guidelines from the Kentucky Heritage Council and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. These organizations’ goals are to assist communities with downtown revitalization and economic development in the context of historic preservation.
The Kentucky Main Street Program (KYMS) announced that in 2015, 27 communities reported $76,126,662 of cumulative investment in their commercial downtown districts, representing $42,718,614 of private investment matched by $33,408,048 in public improvements. Since the program’s inception in 1979, $3.9 billion of public-private investment has been documented in communities throughout the Commonwealth.