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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Preserving Historic Downtown Buildings

The (third) Madison County Courthouse, demolished in the late 1960s to make way for the current Courthouse. (Photo: City of Huntsville)
In light of the impending East Clinton School purchase by a private developer who wants to tear down most of the Depression-era school for single-family residences, the City launched an “Imagine Huntsville” topic on what to do with East Clinton and other historic buildings in Downtown and in the adjacent historic districts. Over 750 votes were cast in the two-month period this topic was open on the website, and a standing-room only crowd attended a finale event at the old Regions Bank on March 25th to provide their own input on the top submissions. I will discuss the top ideas for each site below.