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National Experts Taking Closer Look at Glenwood Cemetery

September 30, 2015

Officials of the National Association of Gravestones Studies will be on site at Glenwood Cemetery on Saturday, October 3 at 2pm joining the City of Huntsville’s effort to survey more than 1,100 historic gravestones in the cemetery. Established in 1870 Glenwood Cemetery is the oldest surviving intact African-American cemetery in the City of Huntsville. Alabama A&M University Urban Planning Department and The University of Alabama Anthropology Department will be onsite also [more]

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Old Madison Pike Reopens to Traffic Near Cummings Research Park

September 25, 2015

The City of Huntsville reopened a half-mile section of Old Madison Pike near Cummings Research Park today after completing $5.2 million in road improvements from Jan Davis Drive to Slaughter Road. The 18-month City of Huntsville project included a four-lane expansion, new bridge, sidewalks, wider lanes to accommodate bicycles and a new greenway parking area. “This stretch of Old Madison Pike is a key connector for thousands of daily commuters to access [more]

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Old Town Historic District Earns Placement on National Register of Historic Places

September 16, 2015

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle is proud to announce the Old Town Historic District has been expanded and included in the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of the Interior. This important designation reaffirms Old Town as one of the nation’s foremost cultural resources worthy of preservation. “This distinction further recognizes, at a national level, the importance and scale of these marvelous historic properties in our City,” said Mayor [more]

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