Tag: Historic Neighborhoods

Report From the Historic Neighborhoods Coalition

Report From the Historic Neighborhoods Coalition

By on 4 November, 2015 in Historic Midtown, Sandra Nickel with 2 Comments

It has been eight or nine months since we first wrote about fledgling efforts of Montgomery’s historic neighborhoods to form a coalition. We published a follow-up earlier this fall as the coalition began to focus in on some specific goals. Our roving correspondent Sandra Nickel attended last night’s Historic Neighborhoods Coalition meeting and filed this […]

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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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Digital Neighbors: Nextdoor Dot Com

Digital Neighbors: Nextdoor Dot Com

By on 8 January, 2015 in City Living, Sandra Nickel with 0 Comments

Perhaps you, like I, have heard and read a lot of complaints about how social media is going to be “the ruination” of us all. And pictures abound of folks walking side by side—or sitting across the table from one another—with their attention seemingly focused on their handheld devices and not their relationship with the […]

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Knowing What You’re Getting Into

Knowing What You’re Getting Into

Those of us who are somewhat regular at meetings of the City Architectural Review Board are quite accustomed to seeing someone on the agenda who has begun work (or worse) on their historic district home without the prior review and approval of this important group. And we can almost anticipate the defense:  “We didn’t know […]

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South Hull Seeks Historic Designation

South Hull Seeks Historic Designation

Midtown is filled with historic neighborhoods– that’s a big part of its charm. A number of them also have gone through the city’s process of historic designation. South Hull District is joining Old Cloverdale, Cloverdale-Idlewild, the Garden District, Cottage Hill, Capitol Heights and Highland in pursuing historic designation. “Seeking historic designation is a top priority […]

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Conference To Showcase Historic Midtown Living

Conference To Showcase Historic Midtown Living

Montgomery will be THE HOT spot for historic preservation October 7 through the 9th. We will be the host city for the Alabama Trust for Historic Preservation and the Alabama Historical Commission annual statewide conference Preserving Alabama’s Hometowns, Embracing Historic Places—Making Life Better. The focus of this year’s conference is to showcase historic preservation as […]

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Montgomery’s Historic Neighborhoods

Montgomery’s Historic Neighborhoods

It’s finished, printed and headed our way! For those of you living inside the bypass loop, you may have seen or heard the appeals by Karren Pell and myself for older photographs of Montgomery’s historic neighborhoods. Karren Pell, better known as the Alabama Troubadour, completed a photographic history book of Tallassee last year for Arcadia […]

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