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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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#ThisPlaceMattersHsv Campaign Goes All Digital for Historic Preservation Month

May 1, 2020 Click to view #ThisPlaceMattersHsv Campaign Goes All Digital for Historic Preservation Month

To celebrate and preserve Huntsville’s historic structures and heritage while practicing safe social distancing, the City of Huntsville and Huntsville Historic Preservation Commission (HHPC) will launch an all-digital #ThisPlaceMattersHsv campaign in May. The campaign will run during National Historic Preservation Month, an annual observance spearheaded by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. This will be the fourth consecutive year Huntsville has celebrated with a campaign for Rocket City citizens and fans. Because more people [more]

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City of Huntsville closure information for New Year’s Day Holiday

December 31, 2019 Click to view City of Huntsville closure information for New Year’s Day Holiday

The City of Huntsville’s municipal offices will be closed for all non-essential personnel on New Year’s Day, Wednesday,  January 1, and reopen on Thursday, January 2. Details can be found below on how this closure impacts some City services: Garbage Collection:  Wednesday’s residential curbside collection will be picked up on Thursday, January 2. Households whose normal garbage pick-up day is on Thursday will have their garbage collected on Friday, January 3. Public Transit:  Shuttle [more]

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City of Huntsville closure information for Christmas Holiday

December 23, 2019 Click to view City of Huntsville closure information for Christmas Holiday

The City of Huntsville’s municipal offices will be closed for all non-essential personnel for the Christmas Holiday on Wednesday, December 25 and reopen on Thursday, December 26. Details can be found below on how this closure impacts some City services: Garbage Collection:  Wednesday’s residential curbside collection will be picked up on Thursday, December 26. Households whose normal garbage pick-up day is on Thursday will have their garbage collected on Friday, December 27. Public Transit:  Shuttle bus and paratransit [more]

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

October 24, 2019 Click to view Find your BOO: Huntsville Animal Services getting festive to help long-time shelter dogs find forever homes

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 Click to view People of Preservation – This Place Matters 2019 Campaign

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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