Twickenham Historic District – Homes with History
Did you know that this beautiful neighborhood was the first designated historic district in Huntsville? Twickenham was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. The neighborhood is known for having the densest concentration of antebellum (meaning constructed prior to the Civil War) homes in the entire state of Alabama. Many of these homes are lovely old homes in Classical and Federal styles featuring columns, leaded glass windows, and interior features such as spiral staircases.
Today, Twickenham is a great place to call home. The neighborhood has lovely tree-lined streets, and one of the goals of the Twickenham Historic Preservation District Association is to preserve and retain “street furniture” features, such as limestone walls, cast iron fences and gates, and other historic examples of outdoor architecture.
Twickenham is not only known for its beauty, but for the famous residents who have lived there over the years, including artist Maria Howard Weeden (1846-1905) whose home is now the Weeden House Museum, and Thomas Fearn, a prominent Confederate politician.
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