Tag: Historic Montgomery

Any History Foodies Out There?

Any History Foodies Out There?

By on 25 June, 2019 in Food, Historic Midtown, Karren Pell with 0 Comments

It’s summer. While popular lyrics would have us think “the living is easy,” that is not how I would describe my current reality. Carole King and I are working on our latest book, Montgomery’s Classic Restaurants. It’s a project with History Press, and we’re digging deep for material. I’m pretty much writing on it every second […]

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Preservation Awards: And the nominees are …

Preservation Awards: And the nominees are …

This year the City of Montgomery’s Montgomery Historic Preservation Commission initiated a historic Preservation Awards program. The goals of the inaugural Historic Preservation Awards program were to encourage excellence in the planning, design, and execution of projects affecting the City’s historic resources and heritage, and to raise greater public awareness and understanding of historic preservation […]

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New Historic Preservation Awards Opportunity Announced

New Historic Preservation Awards Opportunity Announced

By on 13 March, 2017 in Architecture, Carole King, Historic Midtown with 0 Comments

The City of Montgomery’s Historic Preservation Commission has announced is first Historic Preservation Awards program to participate in the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s celebration of May as Historic Preservation Month. With this special awards program, the Commission will recognize contributions and activities that celebrate the historic preservation efforts and cultural resources that promote Montgomery’s […]

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Coalition Seeks New Solutions for Historic Preservation

Coalition Seeks New Solutions for Historic Preservation

Even if you don’t live in one of Montgomery’s beautiful historic districts, you still benefit from their character and distinctiveness. Aesthetically, they are a joy to walk or drive through. Economically, they help us all by generating tourism and marketing our distinctive character to prospective new residents. But as the city grows and changes, preserving […]

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What’s a Lockwood?

What’s a Lockwood?

By on 25 September, 2014 in Architecture, Carole King, Historic Midtown with 1 Comment

With the recent news that the Standard Club located on Narrow Lane Road will have a new life as a hospice facility, local preservationists are breathing a collective sigh of relief. The Standard Club was designed by noted Montgomery architect Frank Lockwood and built in 1929. You may have heard that name batted around in […]

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Third Time is a Charm! New Book in the Making

Third Time is a Charm! New Book in the Making

Well, the Dynamic Duo is at it again! We (Carole King and Karren Pell) are doing another photographic history book. Montgomery’s Historic Neighborhoods, published in 2010, and Montgomery—Then and Now, published in 2011, were such huge success that Arcadia Publications came back to us when they began a new historic photograph series. The newest endeavor […]

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