Historic Downtown Seguin
Seguin Main Street Program
Seguin is a Charter Member of the Texas Main Street program, of the Texas Historical Commission, a program dedicated to the economic revitalization of downtown through historic preservation. Seguin's Main Street Program is recognized as an Accredited National Main Street City by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
The City of Seguin Main Street Program oversees activity in the downtown historic district. A nine-member Advisory Board is appointed by the Mayor and City Council and includes representatives who are downtown business and property owners and those who represent various clubs and organizations with an interest in revitalizing the downtown historic district.
Downtown Seguin strives to be a pedestrian-friendly, attractive, safe and desirable center for business, leisure and entertainment incorporating and celebrating the unique history, architecture and ethnicity of the community.
The mission of the Seguin Main Street Program is to facilitate, through community input and implementation of the Main Street Program Four-Point approach of Design, Organization, Economic Restructuring, and Promotions, the changes needed to create as reality the vision for downtown. This includes recommending changes in local laws, encouraging private sector reinvestment, inviting the entire community to use and celebrate in the historic heart of the community, and laying the foundation for a viable future by facilitating appropriate planning and financing to secure the future of downtown as the heart of Seguin.
About Downtown Seguin
Downtown Seguin is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and includes 26 square blocks. Seguin is one of the oldest towns in the state. Many of the buildings in the downtown date back to the early 1900s and some date as far back as the days of the Republic of Texas. Downtown has a sprawling collection of commercial and public buildings, including two four-story hotel buildings and enjoyed the influence of prominent architects like J. Riely Gordon, Atlee B. Ayers, and Alfred Giles.
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