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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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#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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