Paris Historic Preservation Commission and Main Street Program to host ‘Imagine the Possibilities’ tour downtown

In an effort to continue to promote the Historic District opportunities, the Paris Historic Preservation Commission and Main Street Program are hosting an tour of downtown Properties.

This tour will showcase vacant or underutilized properties that are for sale or lease, and properties that are currently under development. The idea of the tour is to engage potential investors, entrepreneurs, developers, residents and anyone else who has imagined themselves running a business, owning a building, or living downtown.

The tour will also showcase properties currently in the process of renovation, properties completed in the past few years, and introduce new business owners who recently went through the process of opening a business in downtown Paris.

All the properties featured are listed on the https://downtowntx.org/paris-texas website. Each property will be open and accessible to the public and a property owner or representative will be on hand to answer questions. An event has been created on the Downtown Paris, Texas Facebook page and will have photos of the properties that will be highlighted.

Tour attendees will find maps to begin their tours at the central starting point on the east side of the JJ Culbertson Fountain Plaza, located in downtown Paris Texas.

A statewide web based application, DowntownTX.org developed by the Texas Historical Commission, will connect potential investors to development opportunities in Texas’ historic downtowns. Paris’ event is one of a series of similar tours being held across the state throughout the year.

WHO: Paris Historic Preservation Commission, Paris Main Street Program, Texas Historical Commission’s Texas Main Street and Town Square Initiative Programs

WHAT: An open house showcase of vacant or underutilized properties in downtown Paris, highlighting investment opportunities for real estate developers, residents, business owners, entrepreneurs, and anyone who has ever “imagined” themselves downtown owning a business or owning property.

WHEN: Saturday JUNE 26, 2021

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

WHERE: JJ Culbertson Fountain, 1 Plaza, Downtown Paris TX

BACKGROUND: DowntownTX.org is an online building inventory for Texas downtowns featuring historic property listings. The concept originated in 2015 by the Town Square Initiative, an affiliate of the Texas Main Street Program, which focuses on the challenge of vacant and underutilized historic properties.

The website officially launched by the Texas Historical Commission on May 1, 2017 as part of Preservation Month with Paris as one of the 60 cities participating. Paris was part of the initial launch of the site.

Refreshments will be served, and participants can obtain additional information on downtown development and business resources offered by the City of Paris


For Sale:

7 E. Plaza- Former Kress Building

21 Clarksville- Recently had the slip cover removed

121 Lamar –Check out the possibilities of lofts space

26 2nd ST NE- American Legion Building and former office of Brady Fisher

For Lease 137 S. Main Ice House- Vacant

128-132 S. Main Former Henry Printing- Lease

Under Construction Visit with Owners about the development process

134 SW 1st Street, 116 W. Kaufman

39 N. Main

37 Clarksville Future short term rentals and Event Space

Loft tour:

129 Lamar- Complete project