Mainstreet Shelbyville Inc.
Restore. Revitalize. Renew.
We are leading the way of revitalization in downtown Shelbyville, Indiana while respecting our rich heritage. In 1998, volunteers created our non-profit to renew our district utilizing Main Street America’s four point approach.
The partnerships formed with Indiana Main Street and Main Street America evolved our organization into our current form operating as an economic development tool in the downtown.
We are dedicated to improving the quality of life for the residents of our community by revitalizing and ensuring the long-term stability of downtown as a business district while enhancing its historic integrity.
Board of Directors
A Rejuvenated Vibe
Downtown Shelbyville is known for our mixture of commercial buildings, authentic attractions and dining experiences. We work closely with the City of Shelbyville to provide the best quality of life.
Restoration of the downtown has been driving a revitalized business community of shops, restaurants and offices. Whether attending our farmer's market or meeting clients for lunch, our city's center has taken on a remarkable vibe in recent years.
The City of Shelbyville, Indiana
Pride in Progress
Located southeast of Indianapolis, Shelbyville is a community rich in history, a valued quality of life, excellent education and a prosperous economy.
The city is nestled in rural areas of Central Indiana and offer quiet and safe places to call home. Residents and visitors find easy access to parks, trails, shopping and many local attractions.
Our history dates back to our founding in 1818 and buildings such as the John Hamilton House, Lora B. Pearson School, Porter Pool Bathhouse, Shelbyville Commercial Historic District, Shelby County Courthouse, Shelbyville High School and West Side Historic District are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.LEARN MORE
Main Street was established as a program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 1980 as a way to address the myriad issues facing older and historic downtowns during that time. Working with a nationwide network of coordinating programs and local communities, Main Street has helped over 2,000 communities across the country bring economic vitality back downtown, while celebrating their historic character, and bringing communities together.
Indiana Main Street encourages community-driven revitalization of downtown areas in Indiana cities and towns. The people who make up the Main Street network are passionate advocates, dedicated volunteers, influential stakeholders, and community organizers who work every day to turn the tide in their communities - catalyzing reinvestment, creating jobs, and fostering pride of place.
Indiana Landmarks is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, supported by members and led by a volunteer board, with a main office in Indianapolis and nine regional offices, staffed by professionals, who help people save and revitalize historic places.
The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation's historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America's historic and archeological resources.
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