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Montgomery Tudor Revival – Our English Roots

Montgomery Tudor Revival – Our English Roots

No influence was more broadly felt, nor more expertly executed, in Montgomery than that of the Tudor Revival. These houses draw their inspiration from English domestic architecture of Medieval times. Calling the style Tudor brings to mind the Tudors and their larger-than-life personalities, giving the style a romantic and memorable name. In the United States, […]

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Montgomery’s a Yoga Town

Montgomery’s a Yoga Town

By on 19 April, 2011 in Fun, Kate and Stephen with 3 Comments

At first glance, Montgomery doesn’t seem like it might be much of a yoga town. We’re more into football. And baseball, when the Biscuits are in season. But watching sports doesn’t really count as physical activity. Not that Midtown’s a sedentary place. There are days when the sheer volume of dog walkers makes you suspect […]

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Italians, In a Classical Mood

Italians, In a Classical Mood

By on 15 March, 2011 in Elizabeth Ann Brown with 8 Comments

The influences of historic architectural styles in the early part of the twentieth century make a for a rich body of work to discover in Midtown Montgomery. We can see the influence of broader architectural education everywhere. Dear Old A.P.I. (now more popularly known as Auburn University) opened their Architecture program in 1905 and, if […]

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Midtown Bathtubs

Midtown Bathtubs

We all have one — that scratched, dingy, cast iron bathtub so popular from the 1920s through the 1970s. The lucky ones have white tubs and fantastic subway tiles that are just a bit grimy. The not-so-lucky have tubs in various shades of pink, blue, green and gold with cracked tiles, dingy floors and mildew […]

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Political Update: D7

Political Update: D7

By on 21 February, 2011 in Government, Kate and Stephen, Legal Issues with 5 Comments

Well, the final days of the race to replace Martha Roby are upon us. As you (hopefully) know, we at Midtown Montgomery Living have been tracking the city council special election to fill the District 7 slot left vacant when Roby was elected to Congress back in November. The election is March 8 and, if […]

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Who can begin to understand the French?

Who can begin to understand the French?

I think I just need to go to France in order to properly understand French influence on American architecture. It just doesn’t seem quite as straightforward as British, Irish, and Scottish influence. I do think the best way to solve the problem is to take a trip and and survey the architecture of the country […]

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Not “Oh, Rats!” but “Glory, Hallelujah!”

Not “Oh, Rats!” but “Glory, Hallelujah!”

Five years ago this spring, Historic Southview Inc. kicked off its second design charrette. Its focus was to improve the look, feel and function of Cloverdale Village, the mixed use area that runs east on Cloverdale Road from Decatur Street. This event followed the similar design process devoted to Cloverdale Five Points (East Fairview and […]

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Being Up on Downtown

Being Up on Downtown

Montgomery’s downtown has a rich and prosperous heritage that continues today. But to understand the future of downtown Montgomery, it helps to understand the recent past. The story begins where two cities became one. The convergence of two cities, East Alabama Town and New Philadelphia, can be seen in meeting of the streets at Court […]

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Maximizing Old Home Living

Maximizing Old Home Living

This blog is about living in Midtown Montgomery. And if you’re lucky enough to live there, there’s a good chance that you live in an older home. As such, this marks the start of a new feature here on MML, authored by our newest writer, Heather Coleman. Heather’s posts are going to focus on the […]

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MML Contest Winner Announced!

MML Contest Winner Announced!

Thanks to the keen eye and determination of a Midtown Mom, one young man is getting a very nice gift this Christmas. Heather Coleman won a brand new Flip video camera in the Midtown Montgomery Living contest by being able to correctly identify every one of the letters picked from various signs from around Midtown. […]

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