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The City of Huntsville has four locally designated historic districts – Twickenham, Old Town, Five Points, and Alabama A&M University.

Historic district designation means that these neighborhoods have been recognized by the National Park Service, the State of Alabama, and the City of Huntsville as being architecturally and/or historically significant to the community. These historic resources make an important contribution to the city’s character, economy, and quality of life. The purpose of the Commission, then, is to ensure that the historic districts are preserved for the future.

All properties within the districts are subject to design review by the Huntsville Historic Preservation Commission for any exterior changes to structures or to properties prior to issuance of a Certificate of Appropriateness or building permit. The commission meets on the second Monday of each month and applications are due on or before the last Monday of each month.

RELATED LINKS:  Alabama Historic Commission, National Register of Historic Places, National Trust for Historic Preservation, U.S. Secretary of the Interior’s Standards