News & Updates
Category: Historic Preservation

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

  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 [more]

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

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 [more]

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Campus No. 805 Earns “This Place Matters” Award

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 [more]

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

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 [more]

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Celebrate National Historic Preservation Month with #ThisPlaceMattersHsv Social Media Campaign

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 [more]

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This. Place. Matters. #ThisPlaceMattersHsv

Mayor Tommy Battle proclaimed May as Preservation Month during a ceremony today with preservation leaders at the historic Huntsville Depot. Following a proclamation reading, the Mayor and preservation leaders kicked off a “This. Place. Matters.” social media campaign for residents to post photos of historic [more]

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National Experts Taking Closer Look at Glenwood Cemetery

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 [more]

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

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 [more]

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High Cotton and Marble Columns

Preserving History Recognizing the historic significance of the First National Bank building the City of Huntsville has partnered with Bob Broadway, the current building tenant, and Big Spring Partners to place a historic preservation easement on the building.   A historic preservation easement is a legal document that [more]

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Banking on History

A Brief History of the First National Bank Building The Branch of the Bank of the State of Alabama at Huntsville was established by the General Assembly on January 10, 1835.   Despite the lack of a building to house the bank, the state appointed a board [more]

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