The St. Cloud Main Street Program, which began in September 1999, is a comprehensive revitalization program designed to encourage ongoing economic development in conjunction with historic preservation. We do this by promoting our Historic Downtown along with the businesses in various media platforms. We also offer grants to our members for building improvements and restoration.
The passion behind the St. Cloud Main Street program is educating the community and preserving St. Cloud's history. We submit historic buildings yearly to be placed on the State Historic Marker program and on the National Registry of Historic Places.
St. Cloud Main Street hosts multiple events throughout the year. Some of our more notable events are Soldier City's Veterans Salute Dinner, Redneck Gala, Smokin' Brews, Boats and BBQ, and our HIpstoric themed events in March, May, September and December.
Built in 1927, the Hunter Arms Hotel has been a staple in this history of St. Cloud and our Downtown District. Our goal as a Main Street Program is to help preserve the history of Downtown St. Cloud and educate the community. Our historical marker for the Hunter Arms has been approved by the state and we are excited to be able to have it installed as soon as possible. This is where you can help! This project will cost $2200, so we are asking our friends and community to donate to help this project reach the finish line. If you would like to donate, you can do so through FaceBook by clicking the donate button below. See our past marker projects by clicking learn more.