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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

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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.

Click Here for a list of Main Street Boards and Committees

See how we #livlocal at these events...

Pumpkin Patch Opens

Pumpkin Patch Opens

Posted Date: 10/04/2022

Local Pumpkin Patch Open      Leaves on the trees are changing. Football games are the small town friday night sensation. Fall decorations are out. It is almost time for Halloween and it is time . . .

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Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives Concert

Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives Concert

Posted Date: 10/04/2022

Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives Concert        The Polk County Commerce Center is going to have live music and a good time on October 8th. Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives are . . .

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Anniversary Park Farmers & Artisan Market

Anniversary Park Farmers & Artisan Market

Posted Date: 03/20/2022

Anniversary Park Farmer’s Market Starts for Summer        Every year Livingston Main Street hosts a fun and family friendly event in Anniversary Park just off Main Street. This year’s Farmers & . . .

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Weekly Chair Yoga at Sew Fancy

Weekly Chair Yoga at Sew Fancy

Posted Date: 07/26/2021

Weekly Chair Yoga at Sew Fancy Sew Fancy is the longest running antique mall and craft store in town. This shop is just outside of the city towards the lake. They host a weekly Chair Y[...] . . .

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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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Christmas Tree Farm Opens

Christmas Tree Farm Opens

Posted Date: 10/04/2022

Local Christmas Tree Farm Opens      The Piney Woods of Texas is just that. Piney woods. With the thick forests full of beautiful trees all over, sometimes the views are taken for granted. . . .

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Concert Downtown Featuring Multiple Performers

Concert Downtown Featuring Multiple Performers

Posted Date: 07/22/2022

Across The Tracks hosts Another Great Show      This rustic venue is excited to bring “Live, Local, Music” to downtown. Across The Tracks is located in the Historical Livingston Main Street . . .

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Pen and Ink Class at Sew Fancy

Pen and Ink Class at Sew Fancy

Posted Date: 07/20/2022

Painting Class at Sew Fancy        Sew Fancy is the longest running antique mall and craft store in town. This shop is just outside of the city towards the lake. They are hosting an Pen and Ink . . .

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Yoga in the Vineyard

Yoga in the Vineyard

Posted Date: 07/22/2022

Yoga in the Vineyard      Tempe Creek Vineyard & Farm is a local wine vineyard on the edge of town. It gives off that loving country feeling without having to really travel from paved roads. The . . .

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Ice Cream Social at Miss Effie's Cottage

Ice Cream Social at Miss Effie's Cottage

Posted Date: 07/23/2022

“Ice Cream Social”           In Livingston, there are many clubs and organizations for people of all ages to join. These groups provide so much for the community, especially during the holidays. . . .

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Public Library Summer Fun Events

Public Library Summer Fun Events

Posted Date: 07/08/2022

Public Library Summer Fun Events        Small town summers are one of a kind. So many people go out of their way to make sure the kids and families in this community have fun. The Livingston . . .

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Park’s City Pool Open

Park’s City Pool Open

Posted Date: 07/08/2022

Park’s City Pool Open         When school lets out over the summer having family friendly entertainment for the community becomes even more of a priority and a challenge for every small town. . . .

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Painting Class at Sew Fancy

Painting Class at Sew Fancy

Posted Date: 07/20/2022

Painting Class at Sew Fancy        Sew Fancy is the longest running antique mall and craft store in town. This shop is just outside of the city towards the lake. They are hosting an Pastel Painting . . .

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Live Music in the Vines

Live Music in the Vines

Posted Date: 07/20/2022

Live Music in The Vines      Tempe Creek Vineyard & Farm is a local wine vineyard on the edge of town. It gives off that loving country feeling without having to really travel from paved roads. . . .

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Across The Tracks Music's Next Show

Across The Tracks Music's Next Show

Posted Date: 06/29/2022

Across The Tracks hosts Another Great Show      This rustic venue is excited to bring “Live, Local, Music” to downtown. Across The Tracks is located in the Historical Livingston Main Street . . .

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Painting Class at Sew Fancy

Painting Class at Sew Fancy

Posted Date: 07/06/2022

Painting Class at Sew Fancy        Sew Fancy is the longest running antique mall and craft store in town. This shop is just outside of the city towards the lake. They are hosting an Acrylic Art . . .

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Picnic in the Park & 4th of July

Picnic in the Park & 4th of July

Posted Date: 06/16/2022

Picnic in the Park & 4th of July      There are a number of things to do in and near Livingston for this very special holiday. The streets are already overlooked with stories and pictures of . . .

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

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