In 2010, founder Jennifer Hollingshead reached out to Indiana Landmarks and Indiana Main Street out of frustration that then-Mayor Charles Henderson was developing a plan to tear down one-third of the remaining buildings in Downtown Greenwood. In an effort to educate the public and put a stop to the demolition plans, Jennifer launched a Facebook page in April 2010 called, “Restore Old Town Greenwood (don’t tear it down).”
In 2011, a board of Greenwood residents was formed with the help of Indiana Landmarks and Indiana Main Street. Restore Old Town Greenwood, Inc. became an Indiana state non-profit in January 2012, an official Indiana Main Street community in October 2012 and a federal 501c3 non-profit in the fall of 2015.
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The mission of Restore Old Town Greenwood, Inc. is to maintain a vibrant commercial and residential area in Old Town Greenwood by advocating for historic preservation, promoting small business and encouraging community involvement.
Restore Old Town Greenwood connects our diverse community by promoting Old Town as a place to experience a variety of local businesses, leisure and recreational opportunities and to preserve and enhance the historical heart of our community.