• John-Michael Scurio

A Main Street City!


Main Street Eureka Springs is a project to provide economic development, focus and care to the Downtown District of Eureka Springs, Arkansas. The project started part time through the Mayor’s Office in 2008 and today there is a full Main Street program through the mentorship collaboration with Main Street Arkansas and Main Street America.


Our Main Street Program [A Nonprofit 501(c)3 Organization] was formed to create a unity of purpose for the merchants in the downtown Central Business District.


The goal of the Eureka Springs Downtown Network is to promote each neighborhood and the district as a whole through: Design, Promotion, Economic Development and Organization as well as supporting Business Education, Programming, Preservation & Economic Development in Downtown Eureka Springs, AR.


Proud to be known among fourteen of the most beautiful Main Streets Across America, Eureka Springs, Arkansas is a truly wonderful place to call home.


Between the major cities on the coasts of the United States of America are hundreds of small towns where a good portion of the American population lives today. Established over the last two centuries as the country expanded west, the majority of these municipalities have one thing in common: a charming Main Street. These Main Streets are often lined with shops, restaurants, and other small businesses. In Eureka Springs, our downtown is brimming with vintage flair and it is the quintessential hub of our tiny community.


Sure, European towns might have Main Streets with fairytale-esque cobblestones and half-timbered façades, but nothing says "Americana" like a paved road flanked by old brick buildings and hand-lettered signs.

Main Street America has been helping revitalize older and historic commercial districts for more than 35 years. Today it is a network of more than 1,600 neighborhoods and communities, rural and urban, who share both a commitment to place and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. Main Street America is a program of the nonprofit National Main Street Center, Inc., a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.


Eureka Springs is a Victorian Resort Village. This tourist destination has steep winding streets filled with Victorian-style cottages and manors. The historic commercial downtown of the city has an extensive streetscape of well-preserved Victorian buildings. The buildings are primarily constructed of local stone, built along streets that curve around the hills and rise and fall with the topography in a five-mile long loop. Some buildings have street-level entrances on more than one floor.


Our streets wind around town, and no two streets intersect at a 90 degree angle; there are no traffic lights here in Eureka Springs.


We're a "go forward" town with "go forward" thinking.

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.


Historic districts in the United States are designated districts recognizing a group of buildings, properties, or sites by one of several entities on different levels as historically or architecturally significant. Buildings, structures, objects and sites within a historic district are normally divided into two categories, contributing and non-contributing. Districts greatly vary in size: some have hundreds of structures, while others have just a few.


The entire city of Eureka Springs, AR is on the National Register of Historic Places entered into the Register as the Eureka Springs Historic District. Eureka Springs has been selected as one of America's Distinctive Destinations by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.