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Welcome to Globe’s Main Street Program

Kip,Thea and Doug cover over graffittiGlobe’s Historic District stretches 8 blocks and contains nearly 80 properties with many dating back to the early 1900s when mining and ranching concerns paid for the construction of grand designs. Today, the buildings are still standing and the historic district remains Globes hometown Main Street where you can stroll the sidewalks and take in a movie, get a haircut, stop in for lunch, shop for gifts, clothing or a new pair of shoes and mail a package. It is an area that defied the trend in America to move to the suburbs and go big.

Covering up graffitti, the all volunteer group of Kip, Thea and Doug, spend a Saturday morning with paint brushes and rollers.

Today, over 70 shops and businesses call the District home and projects are on going to ensure the vitality of the area and preserve it’s heritage.

You’ll find ways on this site to volunteer your time, donate to our efforts and keep abreast of the projects and events which are hosted by the Mainstreet Program. We invite your feedback on the site or our Program.

About Main Street:

Globe’s own Main Street program began in 1986 when it’s eight-block commercial district was designated a Historic District. Today, it is one of just 15 Main Street communities in the State and 12,000 in the country. The success of these programs can be seen in the numbers; Since 1980 there have been 199,519 buildings rehabilitated, 82,909 businesses added to aging downtown districts, and over 40 Billion dollars invested in physical improvements through private and public sources.

Kip Culver has held the title of Main Street Director since 2005 and under his guidance a number of projects have been initiated including the restoration and development of the railroad freight office and historic train depot, improvements at the Center for the Arts, the expansion of Main Street events including the Easter Parade, Light Parade and Fall Festival which helps to bring awareness and enjoyment of the Historic District to both local residents and out of town visitors.

Globe’s Historic Train Depot is the site of many downtown events

An article in the Globe Miami Times outlines the progress of the Main Street Program and the integral part that Kip Culver has played in helping to revitalize the downtown district and preserve it’ many historical buildings and icons. See: Kip Culver Caring for the Downtown.




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    We’re excited about the possibility of ‘Spike’ returning! We’ll keep checking back to see how it’s progressing…

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    Inquiring about the Copper Spike Railway. Can’t seem to access website and no one answers phone. Is the train still operating and if so how do we get tickets?

    Thanks and have a great holiday.

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    hi, Kip! I am among those that deeply appreciate all that you have done to make Globe a more inviting place! We received the Central Christian Church in Globe for $1.00 several years ago (!) and started Arizona Reservation Ministries. Inside that church was an old chair that matches those in the Train Depot, and an old upright piano. We would LOVE to give them to you if you could use them! We love Globe, too! 🙂

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