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City celebrates Historic Preservation Month with #PeopleSavingPlacesHSV campaign

April 25, 2024 Click to view City celebrates Historic Preservation Month with #PeopleSavingPlacesHSV campaign

People who save historic places will soon be celebrated as part of the City of Huntsville’s annual Historic Preservation Month campaign.  Spearheaded by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Historic Preservation Month is celebrated each May to heighten awareness about the wonderful buildings and places that are part of our shared history. This year’s local campaign has an emphasis on downtown Huntsville.  “There are dozens of individuals in our community who generously invest [more]

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City of Huntsville, City of Madison and Madison County will remain closed on Wednesday, Jan. 17 

January 16, 2024 Click to view City of Huntsville, City of Madison and Madison County will remain closed on Wednesday, Jan. 17 

Icy, hazardous road conditions and frigid cold temperatures will persist through Wednesday, prompting the City of Huntsville, City of Madison and Madison County government operations to remain closed on Jan. 17. This includes the Madison County Courthouse, City of Huntsville Municipal Court, and all government offices, services and facilities. Huntsville Transit will not run Orbit busses, but Access will continue to handle dialysis patients.  Madison County TRAM will be closed. Residents may expect [more]

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National Park Service lists Historic Huntsville Museum to prestigious Reconstruction Era National Network

October 27, 2023 Click to view National Park Service lists Historic Huntsville Museum to prestigious Reconstruction Era National Network

The Historic Huntsville Foundation’s newly debuted Historic Huntsville Museum has already garnered national attention for its exhibitions and programs recognizing the history of Huntsville’s Reconstruction leaders. In a news release dated Sept. 26, 2023, the National Park Service announced that the Historic Huntsville Museum and Harrison Brothers building are now listed to the highly prestigious Reconstruction Era National Historic Network. The Historic Huntsville Museum is dedicated space in Harrison Brothers Hardware that [more]

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Help document, preserve Huntsville’s Black history during Preservation Month event

May 11, 2023 Click to view Help document, preserve Huntsville’s Black history during Preservation Month event

The City of Huntsville invites citizens to a unique event focused on identifying, documenting and preserving our community’s Black history. History Harvest, a first-time event to be held during Historic Preservation Month, will occur Saturday, May 13, from 2-3:30 p.m. at the H.C. Blake Art & History Center. Joined by Huntsville Revisited founder William Hampton, City Preservation Planner Katie Stamps hopes the public will come out in support of this effort. “Taking [more]

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City to observe Historic Preservation Month with #SavingPlacesHsv campaign

April 27, 2023 Click to view City to observe Historic Preservation Month with #SavingPlacesHsv campaign

It’s that time again. Throughout May, the City of Huntsville will partner with local organizations and businesses to celebrate our community’s unique historic places and heritage. Join us May 1-31 for Historic Preservation Month, an annual event that promotes the social and economic benefits of historic preservation. Spearheaded by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the observance seeks to heighten awareness about the wonderful buildings and places that are part of our shared history. “By [more]

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Huntsville municipal offices to close for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 11, 2023 Click to view Huntsville municipal offices to close for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

City of Huntsville municipal offices will close Monday, Jan. 16, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This includes Animal Services, Parks & Recreation, Public Transit and Municipal Court. Residential curbside collection will be delayed by one day the week of Jan. 16-20. Residents should leave carts at the curb until they are collected. Essential police and fire personnel will remain on duty throughout the holiday.

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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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