About the Best Main Street Around

Bringing downtown to you…

Main Street America TM 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, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Mission Statement

We, the GMSA, are a not for profit 501(c)(3) volunteer driven organization (representing the Glasgow Community) with the focus on developing and promoting a healthy and prosperous downtown within a context of cultural and historic preservation.


Downtown Glasgow…

  • will be the vibrant hub of our community with everyone supporting the downtown revitalization efforts.
  • will be continually working toward historic preservation with emphasis on the lighting, landscaping and façade rehabilitation on Main Street and Water Street by the river.
  • will support existing businesses and recruit new businesses that will complement the existing businesses and meet community needs.
  • will look to uphold an image that is inviting, beautiful, warm and ever changing with everyone working together to promote community with special events.


The self-governing group focuses on Main Street as the local community gathering place. With the goals of creating a vibrant hot spot, improving businesses, and a neighborhood that works together. The MSA also hosts and promotes special local events throughout the year.


Members of the MSA include local small business owners, civic members, attorneys and more. All come together to preserve the rich history of the Main Street area. Are you interested in becoming a member of MSA?

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The Glasgow, MO Main Street Association (MSA) is a non-profit group consisting of local members who are dedicated to making downtown Glasgow a great place to do business, live, work, and visit. Specifically, the MSA works to improve Main Street so all can enjoy its vitality.


Glasgow MO – Commercial Historic District