Twickenham Historic District

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Twickenham Historic District
Twickenham Historic District is located in Alabama
Twickenham Historic District
Location Huntsville, Alabama
Coordinates 34°43′47″N 86°34′43″W / 34.72972°N 86.57861°W / 34.72972; -86.57861Coordinates: 34°43′47″N 86°34′43″W / 34.72972°N 86.57861°W / 34.72972; -86.57861
Architectural style Greek Revival, Late Victorian, Federal
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 73000357[1] (original)
14000045 (increase)
Significant dates
Added to NRHP January 04, 1973
Boundary increase May 26, 2015

Twickenham Historic District was the first historic district designated in Huntsville, Alabama, USA. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on January 4, 1973, with a boundary increase on May 26, 2015. The name derives from an early name for the town of Huntsville, named after Twickenham, England, by LeRoy Pope. It features homes in the Federal and Greek Revival architectural styles introduced to the city by Virginia-born architect George Steele about 1818,[2] and contains the most dense concentration of antebellum homes in Alabama. The 1819 Weeden House Museum, home of female artist and poet Maria Howard Weeden, is open to the public, as are several others in the district.

Notable structures[edit]

  • Helion Lodge #1 — 409 Lincoln Street, original building erected 1820; current building started in 1911. Home of a Masonic group that is the oldest in the state.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ Floyd, W. Warner (August 8, 1972). "Twickenham Historic District" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination Form. National Park Service. Archived from the original on March 9, 2014. Retrieved March 9, 2014.  See also: "Accompanying photos" (PDF). Archived from the original on March 9, 2014. Retrieved March 9, 2014. 

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