St. Cloud Main Street

St. Cloud Main Street

St. Cloud, FL

http://www.stcloudmainstreet.org

The St. Cloud Main Street program area encompasses the St. Cloud Downtown Historic District, which was the original downtown center of the city when St. Cloud was founded by Union Civil War veterans in 1909. The St. Cloud downtown district has a total of 100 historic buildings and these buildings comprise 54% of all buildings in the area. The area is rich in historic homes and business properties dating back to the early 1900's. The St. Cloud Main Street Program was created by community leaders in the City of St. Cloud, to support and encourage the restoration, promotion, and maintenance of the historic character and viability of downtown St. Cloud for the enjoyment, benefit and education of residents and visitors. In addition, St. Cloud Main Street works to combat community deterioration and lessen the burdens of local government through its activities committed to the improvement and beautification of the St. Cloud neighborhoods. St. Cloud Main Street is committed to sponsoring programs that foster city and city government to maintain the historic integrity of our history and historical buildings i.e. a recent historic ordinance presented to the city council for approval for such protections. Main Street's projects include an inscribed brick program, business grant programs, historical markers, downtown beautification projects, a historic walking tour, decorative pole banners, maintaining a business and building inventory, providing signage and murals with mural plaques, and renovating the Veteran's Reflection Garden. These projects are funded through grants, memberships, sponsorships, and fundraising events such as the annual Redneck Gala, Smokin' Blues, Veterans Salute, Breakfast with the Pros, and Hipstoric 3rd Friday. See more about St. Cloud Main Street at https://youtu.be/26SGrvkFCZ0