Welcome to Globe’s Main Street Program
Globe’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.
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.
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.