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Preservation Properties - Past, Present & Future

Quality of life…what does that mean? It means many different things to many different people. It means: a feeling of place, of home…a sense of belonging. It's the feeling of being able to take a stroll downtown during the evening. It's the economic strength of a strong town and where the historic integrity of the community is still intact. It's public and private investment in the heart of the city. It's education…it's a beautiful place for people to visit and want to return. It's downtown Murray!

Past Preservation Projects

Downtown Streetscape

Downtown Streetscape

Murray Main Street assisted the City of Murray with obtaining over $2.5 million to begin the streetscape program. This consisted of upgrading the entire downtown area with new sidewalks, crosswalks, signal lights and burying all overhead wires. In addition, new planters, trash receptacles and decorative light poles were added to the downtown completing the new downtown design.

In addition to the streetscape, over 21 building owners participated in the Murray Main Street Façade grant program and received a matching grant to upgrade the exterior of their downtown building.

Robert O Miller Conference Center

Robert O Miller Conference Center

One of the main goals of any Main Street program is to find new uses for old buildings. That is exactly what happened at 201 S 4th Street. This historic post office was in desperate need of a new life. Murray Main Street assisted the City of Murray with obtaining funding to repurpose the building into a community conference center. Now full of life, the Robert O. Miller Conference Center is always busy by housing the Murray Convention and Visitors Bureau and Murray Main Street offices. It is also the center for many weddings, corporate meetings, memorials and more. The $1.5 million was well spent in create an anchor on the southeast corner of the court square.

Current Preservation Projects

Wallis Drug Building

Wallis Drug building

Murray Main Street purchased the Wallis Drug building located at 410-412 Main Street in late 2005 with the intention of renovating it as a benchmark property. A plan to complete the renovation on the 1st floor was considered Phase I and II and has now come to fruition. Future plans for Phase III will include apartments for the 2nd floor and will begin when funding permits.

Future Preservation Projects

Coming Soon!