I love seeing the progress that has been made in the revitalization of Downtown Tyler, and taking a look back into the past. Over the years, our city has lost a lot of beautiful old buildings to reconstruction.

Tyler native, Charles Wohletz, honors the past with his lego replicas of historic buildings no longer found in Downtown Tyler. We found his work online through a Facebook Page which takes a look back at Tyler's history, and wanted to share his incredible work with you!

Want to see Tyler's Downtown history preserved? You can get involved with Tyler's only non-profit solely dedicated to Downtown Revitalization, Heart of Tyler. Their mission is to revitalize Downtown through a historic preservation context.

Working in coordination with the Main Street program and the City of Tyler, volunteering with Heart of Tyler is a great way to learn more about Tyler's history, and help preserve and maintain the unique characteristics that makes our Downtown different.