What is Main Street?
Nationally recognized. Locally powered.
St. Paul is one of 25 designated Main Street communities in Virginia. It received this designation in 2011. Main Street communities are competitively selected.
Main Street America™ has been helping revitalize older and historic commercial districts for more than 35 years. Today it is a network of more than 1,600 neighborhoods and communities, rural and urban, who share both a commitment to place and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. Main Street America is a program of the nonprofit National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Virginia Main Street was the fifteenth state to become part of the program, in 1985. The program is coordinated through the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development.