Alabama History June 01, 2016
by Jennifer Young 9 Beautiful, Historic Neighborhoods In Alabama That Are Full Of Charm
In previous articles, we’ve featured many of Alabama’s charming towns. One of the articles can be seen
here. Located within Alabama’s charming towns are (you guessed it) charming neighborhoods. Let’s take a look at nine Alabama neighborhoods that aren’t only charming, but also historic.
1. Oakleigh Garden Historic District (Mobile)
The Oakleigh Garden Historic District, which is centered on Washington Square, covers nearly 1,500 acres and includes 288 buildings. These buildings were constructed from the 1820s to 1940s, and most of them were built in a variety of 19th-century architectural styles.
2. Mountain Brook (Birmingham)
Mountain Brook, a suburb of Birmingham, isn't just a beautiful place to live. It's also one of the country's wealthiest suburbs.
3. Albany Historic District (Decatur)
Until 1927, Albany was an actual city. It then merged with the city of Decatur and became a neighborhood. Late Victorian and Bungalow/Craftsman are a few of the architectural styles showcased throughout this historic district.
4. Cottage Hill Historic District (Montgomery)
The Cottage Hill Historic District is the oldest neighborhood in Montgomery. It covers 42 acres and includes 116 buildings, which were mostly built in Queen Anne style during the late 1800s to early 1900s.
5. De Tonti Square Historic District (Mobile)
A nine block area makes up the De Tonti Square Historic District, which covers nearly 30 acres. This charming historic district includes 66 buildings, including townhouses that were built from 1840 to 1860.
6. Avondale (Birmingham)
According to Thrillist, Avondale is the hippest neighborhood in Alabama. And because of its recent revitalization, its population continues to grow.
7. Turrentine Historic District (Gadsden)
The Turrentine Historic District stretches along Turrentine Avenue and covers nearly 20 acres. The houses throughout this historic district were built from 1891 to 1934. It was during this time that Gadsden experienced its largest period of growth.
8. Twickenham Historic District (Huntsville)
The Twickenham Historic District was Huntsville's first historic district. It's also Alabama's largest Antebellum district. Pictured is the Weeden House, which is one of the oldest surviving houses in Alabama. It was built in 1819 and is open to the public as a museum.
9. Ashland Place Historic District (Mobile)
Mobile's Ashland Place Historic District was the city's first suburb to be developed for the upper class. This historic district covers 400 acres and includes 93 buildings. Most of the buildings' architectural style is Tudor Revival.
Are you familiar with any of these historic neighborhoods? If so, what do you think about them?
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