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Montgomery Celebrates May as Historic Preservation Month

Montgomery Celebrates May as Historic Preservation Month

Each May, our city celebrates National Historic Preservation Month by acknowledging Montgomery’s rich architectural heritage and our continuing efforts to preserve it. For the third year, Montgomery’s Historic Preservation Commission has accepted nominations for Preservation Awards. The purpose of these awards is to: Encourage excellence in the planning, design and execution of projects affecting the […]

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Customer Service: An Odyssey

Customer Service: An Odyssey

By on 25 April, 2019 in Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

This story has a happy ending. Eventually, a combination of corporations and insurance paid for our historic Midtown home to have nearly $15,000 worth of unintended kitchen repairs. But it took hundreds of hours and considerable dedicated effort to get these various entities to make good on their promises. We’re here to offer some advice […]

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Leadership Seminar for Old House Lovers

Leadership Seminar for Old House Lovers

By on 12 March, 2019 in Carole King with 1 Comment

This year Montgomery’s Historic Preservation Commission is sponsoring a Historic Preservation Leadership Seminar. Just what, you might ask, is this Historic Preservation Leadership Seminar about? The seminar is an informative seven week program to familiarize the citizens of Montgomery with its history and the importance of preserving the city’s built environment. Each weekly session will […]

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Historic Preservation – Economic Developer’s Friend

Historic Preservation – Economic Developer’s Friend

WACV, a local FM talk radio station, has periodically on its morning show a segment called “Did You Know…” Today on Midtown Montgomery Living we’re going to play that game. What do the (soon-to-be a boutique hotel) Murphy House, the train shed on the Montgomery riverfront, and the warehouses-now-office-buildings along Commerce Street have in common? (Cue […]

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What Price Progress?

What Price Progress?

By on 11 April, 2018 in Sandra Nickel with 0 Comments

Recently the City of Montgomery and ALDOT hosted a Public Involvement Meeting regarding the planned conversion of East Fairview Avenue from four to three lanes and the addition of sidewalks where there are none from South Court Street all the way to Narrow Lane Road. What on its face appears a simple and straightforward upgrade […]

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Celebrating Historic Preservation in Midtown Neighborhoods

Celebrating Historic Preservation in Midtown Neighborhoods

For the past year, I have watched my neighbors working tirelessly every weekend, holiday, evening and spare moment on a house project on our street. We had all nervously watched a rental property on our block that had been empty for at least year and was getting more and more derelict. In true neighborhood historic […]

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Special Event Highlights Mansion Efforts

Special Event Highlights Mansion Efforts

By on 15 September, 2017 in Carole King with 0 Comments

Stewart McLaurin, president of the White House Historical Association, will be the guest speaker at a special luncheon hosted by the Friends of the Alabama Governors’ Mansion on Thursday, September 28, 2017, in the Joseph M. Farley Auditorium of the Alabama Department of Archives and History. Doors open at 11 a.m. and, with limited seating, overflow […]

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Flickering Beauty: Cottage Hill Candlelight Home Tour

Flickering Beauty: Cottage Hill Candlelight Home Tour

Ever wanted to see inside the Winter Place? Want to meet some great people who share your love for historic homes and architecture? Ever get curious about what’s inside other people’s homes? Cottage Hill Historic District is the oldest residential neighborhood in Montgomery. It’s listed on both the National and Local Historic Registers. One of […]

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New Neighbors in Old Houses

New Neighbors in Old Houses

By on 7 July, 2016 in Karren Pell, Real Estate with 1 Comment

We are friends and neighbors here on North Lewis Street in historic Capitol Heights. We share potluck dinners, drinks on front porches, and cookouts on back decks. We look out for each other’s house, pets and, well, each other. So when Fred and Bobby delivered the news they were moving to Hazel Hedge, we were […]

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A Photo by Any Other Name

A Photo by Any Other Name

By on 22 February, 2016 in Carole King, Historic Midtown with 0 Comments

We’re working on a really neat archival project at Landmarks Foundation. With help from the National Archives through the Alabama State Historical Records Advisory Board, we received a grant to inventory, identify, and catalog assorted historical materials in our collection — photographs, documents, maps, drawings, publications. These historic records housed at Landmarks Foundation include the […]

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