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Twickenham Historic Preservation District Association Collection

Identifier: MC-100
Blueprints from the Harvie Joanes Restoration of the Weeden House, photograph slides, correspondence, maps.


  • 2015


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2 Linear Feet (3 boxes.)

Biographical / Historical

"In 1971, the City of Huntsville adopted an ordinance that allowed for the creation of historic districts. Twickenham was Huntsville’s first Historic Preservation District, designated by the city in 1972.

"The name Twickenham was the first official name given to the town in 1810, and it rapidly flourished becoming the largest in the Alabama Territory by 1819. By the mid 19th century it had become the cotton-trading center of the Tennessee Valley. Early merchants, bankers and attorneys built fashionable impressive town homes, many of which were seized during the Civil War in 1862-1865 by the Union Army. Thus, the Twickenham Historic District has the state’s largest collection of pre-Civil War homes.

"This District is a living museum of American architectural styles dating from 1814, and it encompasses about one-half of the original town of Twickenham. Styles in this neighborhood range from Federal, Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, Italianate, Queen Anne and Bungalow to post-war homes and it is graced by more than 65 antebellum homes."

Taken from


“Historic Preservation: Districts.” City of Huntsville, 2 June 2020,

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Tom Higgins and Linda Allen.

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Vaughn Bocchino
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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama in Huntsville Archives & Special Collections Repository

M. Louis Salmon Library
301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899 Alabama 35899 United States of America