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Find your BOO: Huntsville Animal Services getting festive to help long-time shelter dogs find forever homes

October 24, 2019

UPDATE (October 31, 2019): Long-time shelter dogs Hulu and Sylvia are still looking for forever homes this Halloween. Thanks to your help, Gus and Truvy from Huntsville Animal Services’ “Find you BOO” campaign have finally found loving families. Due to continued construction at the Huntsville Animal Shelter, Animal Services remains overcapacity with 68 animals available for adoption, including 50 dogs. Call Huntsville Animal Services at (256) 883-3782 or visit the shelter [more]

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People of Preservation – This Place Matters 2019 Campaign

April 30, 2019

It’s the year of Alabama’s Bicentennial and Huntsville is celebrating the state’s 200th birthday with gusto. As part of this celebratory year, Huntsville is featuring its historic treasures as part of the City’s 4th annual “This Place Matters” campaign. Mayor Tommy Battle and preservation leaders gathered on the East Side Square in Downtown Huntsville to proclaim the month of May as Huntsville Preservation Month and to kick-off the 2019 social media [more]

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What’s next for Huntsville’s Historic Districts?

April 25, 2019

The Huntsville Historic Preservation Commission (HHPC) will host a public meeting and brainstorming session about the health and future of the City’s four historic districts on Monday, April 29, at 5:30 p.m., in the 1st floor conference room, 320 Fountain Circle, 35801. The HHPC will offer a brief history of the locally designated districts, their purpose and impact on the community, followed by small group sessions to identify opportunities and challenges within the districts. “We’re eager to meet with [more]

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City of Huntsville Holiday Hours for week of December 24, 2018

December 21, 2018

City of Huntsville municipal offices will be closed for non essential personnel on Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25 in observation of the Christmas holiday. Normal operating hours will resume on Wednesday, December 26. Garbage Pick Up Schedule for Week of December 24 City of Huntsville sanitation will not collect garbage on December 24 and 25. View the alternate garbage pick up schedule for the week of December 24. Public Transportation Holiday [more]

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Mayor Battle Kicks Off Preservation Month: #ThisPlaceMattersHsv

April 30, 2018

“This Place Matters!” So proclaimed Mayor Tommy Battle today as he kicked-off Preservation Month during a news conference in the Old Town Historic District. For the next 31 days, the City will highlight significant spaces and places in preservation to celebrate, in a variety of fun and engaging ways, the impact of Huntsville’s historic districts. “This is our third year to recognize the buildings and places that matter most to us and [more]

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Preservation & Placemaking Talk and Panel to take place May 16 at 6 p.m.

May 15, 2017

  On Tuesday, May 16 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. in the A/V Room at Campus No. 805, the Huntsville Historic Preservation Commission along with the City of Huntsville’s preservationist, Jessica White, will present a free, educational seminar focused on how cities can embrace a strategy of adaptive reuse or “reurbanism” to ultimately attract and appeal to citizens and visitors alike. This event is open to the public. To R.S.V.P., click here.   Preservation & [more]

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Mayor Battle Awards AM Booth Lumberyard “This Place Matters” Designation

May 10, 2017

Mayor Tommy Battle presented Doug Smith, owner of AM Booth Lumberyard, with a “This Place Matters” award for breathing new life into a complex of old buildings by the rail line in downtown Huntsville. Smith, who says he is most comfortable when he is around older things, converted the old structures into an entertainment space, restaurants, retail and a music studio. The eclectic urban spaces have drawn businesses and patrons. It’s [more]

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Campus No. 805 Earns “This Place Matters” Award

May 4, 2017

Mayor Tommy Battle presented Campus No. 805 with a “This Place Matters” award for its creative adaptive reuse of an old school building on Clinton Avenue in West Huntsville. The award is the second of four awards Mayor Battle will present in May as part of Huntsville Preservation Month. See Preservation Proclamation   “This project has preserved the heritage of two schools on site – Butler High and Stone Middle – and it [more]

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Huntsville West Earns Mayor’s “This Place Matters” Award

April 25, 2017

Huntsville West Coworking received a “This Place Matters” award from Mayor Tommy Battle for its creative adaptive reuse of an old school building on 9th Avenue in the Lowe Mill district. The award is the first of four awards Mayor Battle will present in May as part of Huntsville Preservation Month. See Preservation Proclamation   “We’re joining a national campaign to recognize preservation in our community and the role it plays in placemaking, re-urbanism [more]

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Celebrate National Historic Preservation Month with #ThisPlaceMattersHsv Social Media Campaign

May 16, 2016

The City of Huntsville is encouraging social media users to celebrate National Historic Preservation Month by sharing their favorite local historical sites. To participate, social media users can tweet, post or snap a photo of their favorite historical locations using the hashtag #ThisPlaceMattersHsv and #ThisPlaceMatters on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. From the Historic Huntsville Depot’s Civil War ties to one of the South’s largest concentration of antebellum homes in the Twickenham [more]

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