The 2022 cycle for our Façade and Interior Grants has been exciting. The matching funds awarded this year will help fund improvements made to individual commercial properties that enhance our entire Main Street business district. The impact this year builds upon twelve (12) years of the Trust’s investment in preserving historic structures while enhancing the economic vitality of the vibrant district at the heart of our community.

This year’s Grantees are:

Sweet Tooth Café

Gloucester Brewing Company

Kelsick Specialty Market

Goodman’s Interiors and Antiques

Baxter Building

Direct Access Internal Medicine

The Main Street Preservation Trust Design Committee is comprised of:

Dr. Adrianne Ryder Cook Joseph, Chair – MSPT

Jennifer Dutton Haggerty, Executive Director at Gloucester Main Street Association

Richard M. Wiatt, Jr., PLA – Landscape Architect, VHB

Dr. David Brown, Co-Director, Fairfield Foundation

Jenny Crittenden, Senior Vice President, Retail Alliance

David Hudson, Senior Financial Advisor

Additional information is available via request. All grantees have provided designs and improvements in compliance with the Gloucester Village Main Street Design Guidelines, which uplift the National Park Service’s Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties and more. The design guidelines can be found at

Main Street Preservation Trust is a 501c4 focused on business and building development, economic vitality, and historic preservation in downtown Gloucester, Virginia. Together with Gloucester Main Street Association, Main Street Preservation Trust leads Gloucester County in earning national accreditation as a Designated Main Street Community via the National Main Street Center, Inc., a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

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