Complete and turn into Main Street McMinnville by June 5 for entry into a downtown gifts drawing
Main Street McMinnville is proud to host several events under the banner of “This Place Matters” to celebrate our historic buildings during May in honor of National Preservation Month.
Events include a puzzler worksheet featuring lost downtown buildings, certificates of appreciation to our business owners for partnering with MSM to improve their buildings utilizing a design grant.
The Main Street McMinnville Design Committee believes our downtown buildings and streetscape are essential to keep McMinnville unique and beautiful. It seeks to revitalize our downtown buildings and spaces as well as foster an appreciation for our local history through historic preservation. To get involved click here.
The Blue Building
Many pass this building every day without really seeing it or realizing the opportunity right in front of us. The Blue Building has served the city of McMinnville for over 100 years, let's ensure it continues by aggressively marketing it to investors and developers who will breath life back into this historic structure. Opportunity Lives Here
The Pure Oil Gas Station
How well do you know downtown buildings? Pick up your form online, at TOPZ, or Vanilla Bean Baking Co. starting May 29th. Return your form completed by June 5; boards with all six buildings correctly matched will be entered into a drawing for 2 downtown prizes worth a total of $50. One form per individual.
"You Caught My Eye" Storefront Award winner announced
Main Street McMinnville's Design Committee will announce the winner of our storefront design award in May to celebrate and appreciate downtown building owners and businesses.
"You Caught Our Eye" Storefront Award for a business whose storefront contributes delight, creativity, and a WOW factor which inspires you to return again and again.
The winner will receive a commemorative award and recognition on the MSM social media, in our monthly newsletter and website. Judges include the Design Committee.
Former Hargrove Building gets a new lease on life
During Preservation Month we not only want to bring attention to historic buildings that need our help but to feature great rehab project. Ben Myers took on an enormous rehab protect with the Hargrove building. It is a great example of what can be when we restore a historic building, it is beautiful, functional, and makes economic sense. Ben took advantage of the Pilot Program that keeps your property taxes at pre improvement levels for a specific time. The Biz Foundry ( a perfect example of public and private partnership) occupies 1 section of the building and Ben utilizes the section for his Panther Creek Forestry office.