Tuesday, February 12, 2013

A Look at the Twickenham Historic District

The Twickenham Historic District was the first historical district established in Huntsville, Alabama.  This subdivision features Greek Revival, Victorian, and Federal architectural types brought into the city by Virginia architect George Steele in the early 1800s.  It covers 12 blocks and 300 buildings.  The Twickenham Historic District contains the most dense concentration of antebellum homes in Alabama. This subdivision was placed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.

These are beautiful and expensive homes which are kept to code by regulations set forth by the Huntsville Historic Preservation Commission.

More reading material can be found with the National Register of Historic Places document on the Twickenham Historic District.

Additional Statistical Data can be found at city-data.com

Today's Tidbit:  The Twickenham Historic District offers walking tours through the subdivision and is a great opportunity to gain more information about the subdivision, its homes, and former residents.

Huntsville Metro Area Homes

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