Columbia Main Street Program

Restoration began in 1993 on one of the most interesting and historic downtown area in Louisiana.  Its Main Street is typical in that it was built around the Courthouse Square; yet atypical in that it ends on the riverfront.  Main Street shops offer a diverse shopping experience.  Restaurants and a bakery serving some of the finest culinary treats around with an atmosphere that welcomes you home.  Stop in, linger, and visit with friends and family and be sure to stop by our authentic riverfront saloon (the oldest on the Ouachita River). 


“Memory Lane” includes tribute lights and benches on the river-walk and throughout the old downtown portion of the Historic District.


Columbia Main Street Program was named one the Louisiana’s Main Street Towns by the Louisiana Division of Historic Preservation.  Columbia’s program actually began as a joint effort between the Town of Columbia and the Caldwell Parish Industrial Development Board.  The Main Street program stresses economic revitalization through historic preservation of a community’s downtown area. 


Columbia was the recipient of one of six “Success Story” awards presented statewide by the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program, as well as awards for its scenic river-walk on the Ouachita River.  Columbia has also been featured nationally in a television commercial produced by the LA Office of Tourism.


The Columbia Main Street Program is honored to partner with the Caldwell Parish Chamber of Commerce to bring events throughout the year.  Be sure to check our calendar of events on the home page. 



Beth Hefner, Director
P. O. Box 10, Columbia, LA 71418



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