Downtown Greensburg serves as the commercial center of the city and offers a wide range of businesses and services for locals and visitors. It has been a tradition of downtown since Greensburg was first founded in 1822. There are businesses that fit everyone’s needs – clothing retail, restaurants, coffee shops, hardware store, law offices, furniture retail, printing services, art gallery and tattoo parlors. Downtown is also home to the Decatur County Courthouse, City Hall, and the Post Office, among other government services.
Downtown’s building stock offers spaces full of architectural character and tradition, perfect for a small and mid-sized businesses. Many of these buildings also offer upper story apartments, perfect for downtown living.
To find out more about our businesses, services and properties available for sale and/or rent, click a button below.
If you are looking to visit from out of town and need a place to stay, visit Tourism's website here for a list of lodging options.
Business Directory & Property Availability
Opening up a new business? Looking to make improvements to your historic building? List your building individually on the National Register of Historic Places? Don't know where to start?
Low-Interest Revolving Loan Fund
The Main Street Greensburg Low-interest Revolving Loan Program is a cooperative community project developed to encourage and aid the rehabilitation/renovation of historic and/or underutilized buildings located in Greensburg’s Downtown District.
The fund is constructed from generous investments made by MainSource Bank, First Financial Bank, First Federal Savings and Loan of Greensburg, and a Downtown Enhancement Grant awarded by the State Office of Community and Rural Affairs/Indiana Main Street. Applicants can request for a loan up to $20,000. The loan can be used for interior and exterior renovation of a downtown building, bringing the building up to code and physical improvements.
For more information and an application, click on the links below:
Historic Preservation Commission
Are you planning on completing exterior work to a property located in the Downtown Historic District that is visible from the public right-of-way?
If so, you need to obtain a Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) from the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC). All work must follow the HPC design guidelines and no work can be started until the design is approved.
More information can be found here.
If you are looking to make improvements to your historic building and it is not within our City's Historic District here is some helpful information. Also be sure to reach out to Indiana Landmarks for help.
Historic preservationists across the nation follow the Secretary of the Interior's Guidelines for the Treatment of Historic Properties. This guide can be found here.
Things you should know before opening the guide:
2. The most common is rehabilitation
How do I maintain and rehabilitate my historic building?
The National Park Service Technical Preservation Services publishes a series of Preservation Briefs online. There are forty-seven briefs on a variety of topics from removing graffiti from masonry to making a historic building accessible to repairing plaster interior walls.
To access the briefs, click here.
Southeast Indiana SBDC
The Southeast Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC) is a not-for-profit organization that provides one-on-one, free and confidential business consulting to small business owners and entrepreneurs. Their mission is to create "a positive and measurable impact on the formation, growth, and sustainability of Indiana’s small businesses by providing entrepreneurs expert guidance and a comprehensive network of resources."
Click here for more information.
The contact information for Decatur County's representative is: Gennie Fahler
Services they provide include:
Market research and analysis
Finding funding sources
New customers and markets
Possible solutions and implementation
Indiana Landmarks is a nonprofit organization, fighting to defend architecturally unique, historically significant, and communally cherished properties. We rescue them, we rehabilitate them, and we give them new purpose -- saving our state's shared heritage and bringing new life to communities. Visit their website here.
National Register of Historic Places
Interested in listing your building or district on the National Register of Historic Places?
Find more information here at the National Park Service website.
Information can also be found here on the Indiana Department of Natural Resouces website.
Just looking to research a building via National Register Nomination forms?
They can be searched on SHAARD, Indiana's online database.
1. To begin, click here and "Enter SHAARD as a Guest."
2. Accept the terms and conditions
3. Select the database you wish to search (i.e. National Register)
4. Fill in the search criteria (to find nominations in Greensburg, type "Greensburg" in the City/Location box and they all show up).