|New "Preserve Huntsville" Lecture Series Set for January 29, 2015
Hosted by the Huntsville Historic Preservation Commission
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 27, 2015
(Huntsville, AL) -Did you know that there are 1,735 homes in Huntsville's Historic Districts, ranging in age from the early 1800s to the 1960s? These historic properties are an enduring testament to Huntsville's rich history, and protecting their legacy is the mission of the Huntsville Historic Preservation Commission. To learn more about what it takes to preserve these historic assets, the HHPC is set to host the first Annual Preserve Huntsville Lecture Series on Thursday, January 29, 2015, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the first floor conference room of the Public Service Building, 320 Fountain Circle.
The public is invited to join the HHPC for an engaging evening of presentations and audience participation with guest speakers Katie Stamps - Redstone Arsenal Architectural Historian and HHPC Commission Member, Jessica White - City of Huntsville Historic Preservation Consultant, and Donna Castellano - Executive Director of the Historic Huntsville Foundation. The dynamic trio will lead a discussion on the latest historic preservation efforts in Huntsville.
Stamps lecture, "National Standards, Local Impact," will highlight the effect that national historic preservation standards have on local communities. White's discussion will focus on "A Guide to Huntsville's Historic Preservation Guidelines," and will include information on improvements for Huntsville's historic preservation rules and procedures. The evening concludes with a presentation on "Preservation at the Grassroots" by Castellano that covers the progress of local historic preservation organizations.
The lectures are free to the public.
For more information, contact Jessica White, Consultant, Huntsville Historic Preservation Commission, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 256-650-4779.
Visit us on the web at huntsvilleal.gov/hhpc