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#SavingPlacesHsv to spotlight downtown for Preservation Month

April 29, 2022 Click to view #SavingPlacesHsv to spotlight downtown for Preservation Month

The evolution and history of downtown Huntsville’s commercial district will be on display this year as part of Historic Preservation Month, which begins May 1. Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle and City Preservation Planner Katie Stamps kicked off the monthlong observance Friday at 106 Jefferson, one of downtown Huntsville’s newest hotels. This year’s “Saving Places” campaign will include walking tours, videos and social media posts highlighting various downtown commercial gems. “Historic Preservation Month [more]

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Public meeting to address Magnolia Terrace historic resource survey

February 4, 2022 Click to view Public meeting to address Magnolia Terrace historic resource survey

Citizens will soon have an opportunity to learn about and discuss a planned historic resource survey of Huntsville’s Magnolia Terrace neighborhood. The public meeting is set for 7 p.m., March 3, at St. Joseph Catholic Church Fellowship Hall, located at 2300 Beasley Ave. NW, Huntsville. Survey Consultant Dr. Caroline Swope and City of Huntsville Preservation Planner Katie Stamps will answer questions and share updates about ongoing field work. “With this survey, the [more]

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Municipal offices on two-hour delayed opening, Friday, Jan. 7

January 6, 2022 Click to view Municipal offices on two-hour delayed opening, Friday, Jan. 7

City of Huntsville municipal offices, including Municipal Court, will open at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 7, due to the possibility of early morning icy road conditions. Fixed-route Orbit transit and Access paratransit service will also operate on a two-hour delay. Citizens can sign up for emergency notifications via the City of Huntsville’s website or follow the Huntsville Police Department’s Facebook and Twitter for road closures and other traffic safety information.

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Historic Huntsville neighborhood Magnolia Terrace to be surveyed

December 8, 2021 Click to view Historic Huntsville neighborhood Magnolia Terrace to be surveyed

Huntsville’s Magnolia Terrace neighborhood could soon join the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) following a historic resource survey funded by the Alabama Historical Commission. The survey will be similar to one previously conducted at Huntsville’s Edmonton Heights, which was added to the NRHP in June 2021. “Historic Preservation Specialist Dr. Caroline Swope will conduct the survey, which will begin before the end of the year,” said City of Huntsville Preservation Planner [more]

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Preserving Huntsville’s history: City outreach aims to educate historic district residents

December 1, 2021 Click to view Preserving Huntsville’s history: City outreach aims to educate historic district residents

Huntsville’s four designated historic districts are home to some of the state’s oldest dwellings, and the Huntsville Historic Preservation Commission’s (HHPC) mission is to ensure they are preserved for future generations. To educate current and future historic district residents, the Commission recently produced a brochure with information about the districts, HHPC’s mission and process for making changes to a historic home. Preservation Planner Katie Stamps said the brochure, which is available [more]

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National Park Service Adds Edmonton Heights to National Register of Historic Places

June 28, 2021 Click to view National Park Service Adds Edmonton Heights to National Register of Historic Places

On June 21, the National Park Service officially designated Edmonton Heights as a historic district listed to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). Edmonton Heights is the ninth historic district in the City of Huntsville to be listed to the NRHP. “We are pleased to officially add Edmonton Heights to the list of Huntsville’s historic neighborhoods,” said Mayor Tommy Battle. “It is rewarding to see the National Park Service also [more]

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Historic marker recognizes Huntsville’s role in women’s suffrage movement

May 19, 2021 Click to view Historic marker recognizes Huntsville’s role in women’s suffrage movement

Mayor Tommy Battle joined the Historic Huntsville Foundation (HHF) and other state and local preservation officials Wednesday to dedicate a historic marker celebrating Huntsville’s involvement in the women’s suffrage movement. Donna Castellano, executive director of the Historic Huntsville Foundation, unveils a marker noting Huntsville’s role in the women’s suffrage movement. She is joined by Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle, Rebekah McKinney, Janet Watson, and Marsha Weinstein. McKinney and Watson are the owners [more]

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Historic Preservation Month to Spotlight Culturally Significant Attractions

April 29, 2021 Click to view Historic Preservation Month to Spotlight Culturally Significant Attractions

The COVID-19 pandemic adversely affected a number of historic and culturally significant sites that normally hosted thousands of locals and visitors each year. With that in mind, this year’s Historic Preservation Month campaign – Saving Places – is designed to show appreciation to those places that provide definitive glimpses of Huntsville’s 210-year history. Because this year’s effort is a mix of tourist and historic destinations, the Saving Places campaign offers a [more]

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Historic Preservation Commission approves amendments to regulations

March 9, 2021 Click to view Historic Preservation Commission approves amendments to regulations

The Huntsville Historic Preservation Commission (HHPC) voted this week to amend its regulations, a move that should streamline the design review process for historic district residents. The amendments establish a 12-month expiration date for Certificates of Appropriateness (COAs) and create an expedited review process for routine maintenance and other minor work. HHPC members unanimously approved the amendments at their March 8 regular meeting. “We believe these amended regulations will improve the application process [more]

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Municipal offices will be closed for Presidents’ Day, February 15

February 11, 2021 Click to view Municipal offices will be closed for Presidents’ Day, February 15

The City of Huntsville’s municipal offices and Municipal Court will be closed Monday, February 15, in observance of Presidents’ Day. Normal operating hours will resume at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, February 17, due to inclement weather. Public Transit will remain open until noon, weather permitting. Garbage collection will be delayed by one day throughout the week

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