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Official Livingston Historical Main Street Website

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All Things Main Street

     Welcome to the official page for all things Main Street in Livingston. This is the hidden jewel of the Piney Woods that everyone has been searching to find. Livingston is the setting that gives a nostalgic old time feeling without having to give up the modern benefits everyone loves. The place to find hand made chocolates, antiques and cute cafes all within walking distance. Somewhere to enjoy a Saturday morning Farmers’ Market at a park around the corner from a restaurant that delivers through door dash. 

     This Historic Downtown Main Street is proof that this little town can overcome anything when it comes together. The major fire of 1902 caused most of the town between Abbey and Polk Street to be destroyed. Only the courthouse and few businesses survived. However, later that same year Livingston was incorporated and the process of rebuilding began. 

     Early businesses in town included general stores, a livery and feed stable, brick factory, cotton gin, hotel, sawmills and blacksmiths. Now Main Street is the place for different kinds of Shopping, Dining, Entertainment and more in the heart of downtown. There is no limit to what this little town has to offer. Main Street is full of unique shops with great finds for all ages and a variety of foods and treats. There is even a park directly on Main Street. There is plenty of side street parking available, or park on the back side of most businesses in the parking lots like a local.

     The Livingston Main Street program envisions historical downtown as the heart of the city and county where social, economic, and civic activities generate a welcoming environment in which local citizens and visitors enjoy diverse experiences. The Historical Downtown Main Street District of Livingston invites all to come and see how #livlocal on Main Street

Livingston

Historical

Downtown 

Main Street 

Mission

     In 1977 the National Historic Trust developed the Main Street Program to address the decaying traditional commercial districts across America. The advent of shopping malls, highway bypasses, and changing consumer trends in the 1960s and early 1970s led to a mass exodus of these downtown districts, with the buildings being boarded up and falling into disrepair.

     The program goals are to restore the buildings and revitalize the downtown economy. There are over 1,600 Main Street cities in the United States, and 90 of them are in Texas, overseen by the Texas Historical Commission. The Main Street Program offers member cities guidance in historic preservation and renovation, economic development, and architectural assistance.

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See how we #livlocal at these events...

Main Street Raffles Huge Prizes

Main Street Raffles Huge Prizes

Posted Date: 06/23/2021

Main Street Raffles Huge Prizes It is time for some big prizes and some local love. This year Main Street and many sponsors have come together to raffle off 16 different prize packages[...] . . .

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VISIT LIV., GET STAMPED, WIN GOLD.

VISIT LIV., GET STAMPED, WIN GOLD.

Posted Date: 07/16/2021

VISIT LIV., GET STAMPED, WIN GOLD. Summer is finally here and the Livingston Specialty Merchants’ Guild would like to wish everyone a very relaxing yet adventurous break! While the h[...] . . .

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Yellow Cottage Farm hosts Summer Classes on Plants & More

Yellow Cottage Farm hosts Summer Classes on Plants & More

Posted Date: 06/15/2021

Yellow Cottage Farm hosts Summer Classes on Plants & More      This summer heat just got even more bearable thanks to Yellow Cottage Farm. They will be having a teacher on site hosting multiple . . .

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Visit Local Gems to Win Guild Gold

Visit Local Gems to Win Guild Gold

Posted Date: 07/19/2021

Visit Local Gems to Win Guild Gold        The Livingston Specialty Merchants’ Guild and Livingston Main Street invite visitors and locals alike to enjoy a summer shopping adventure around . . .

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Saturday Farmer’s Market at Yellow Cottage Farm

Saturday Farmer’s Market at Yellow Cottage Farm

Posted Date: 06/16/2021

Saturday Farmer’s Market at Yellow Cottage Farm It’s no surprise that in Texas people want to spend their Saturdays outdoors. Yellow cottage farm makes it easy by hosting a Saturday far[...] . . .

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Supporting Veterans in The Vines

Supporting Veterans in The Vines

Posted Date: 06/17/2021

Supporting Veterans in the Vines Tempe Creek Vineyard and Farm has been a local favorite since they opened. This wine vineyard on the edge of town gives everyone the beautiful views[...] . . .

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Help Us Find Sam the Fish to Win Prizes

Help Us Find Sam the Fish to Win Prizes

Posted Date: 07/08/2021

Help Us Find Sam The Fish to Win Prizes      This is a BRAND NEW event that Livingston Specialty Merchant’s Guild is proud to host alongside Livingston Main Street. Help find Sam the Fish! Sam the . . .

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Livingston Trade Days Weekends

Livingston Trade Days Weekends

Posted Date: 06/17/2021

Livingston Trade Days        Trade Days is a family friendly environment welcoming locals, day-trippers, weekenders, lake lovers, and outdoor enthusiasts who come to have a good time in the piney . . .

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Family Luau Party at City Pool

Family Luau Party at City Pool

Posted Date: 07/10/2021

Luau Party at City Pool The City of Livingston invites one and all to a family luau pool party at the Matthew Street city pool. The city pool is always a popular choice for locals an[...] . . .

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“Help Us Find Sam” Event Starts NOW

“Help Us Find Sam” Event Starts NOW

Posted Date: 07/21/2021

“Help Us Find Sam” Event Starts NOW Summer season is here and the Livingston Specialty Merchants Guild would like to wish visitors and locals a cool summer of good times! The many [...] . . .

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Park’s City Pool Open

Park’s City Pool Open

Posted Date: 05/07/2021

The City Pool in Matthews Street Park will be opening Monday, May 31st. The park has made updates as well. . . .

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phone  936-327-3656

address  925 US Highway 59 Loop North Livingston, TX, 77351       

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