Historic Huntsville

A City of New Beginnings

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Elise Hopkins Stephens

Publisher: Amer Historical Press

ISBN: 9781892724311

Category: History

Page: 243

View: 5078

Huntsville is a city rich in contrasts, an intriguing blend of the historic Old South and the dynamic New South of today. Historic Huntsville: A City of New Beginnings explores this fascinating region and its rise from a frontier settlement to a center for space-age achievement. Writing with style, wit, and affection, author Elise Hopkins Stephens depicts Huntsville's history through scholarly research as well as through the memories of those who lived it. The author distills a wealth of information into a lively narrative sparked with colorful anecdotes and an obvious love of the area. Settled by rugged frontiersmen like John Hunt, and aristocratic families like the Popes who came "lock, stock, and sterling silverware" from Georgia, Huntsville had its roots in contrast, thriving on the traditions of red-blooded squatters and blue-blooded squires. Here the author traces the growth years of antebellum Huntsville and the dizzying fluctuations of the cotton economy; the pathos of the war years and the personal conflicts of those who sought simply to do what was right; the rise of the textile industry and the struggles of black and white, rich and poor, to forge a new social order. World War II and the defense industry brought dramatic changes to the area, and foretold of an exciting future as scientists of the stature of Wernher von Braun, like a new aristocracy of intellect, settled in this city of the Old South. Hundreds of illustrations bring Huntsville's past to life, while a portfolio of brilliant color photographs focuses on contemporary views of the city. Biographies of many of Huntsville's businesses and organizations are highlighted in a special chapter entitled "Chronicles of Leadership," detailing their contributions to Huntsville. An illustrated timeline of significant events further enhances the text and puts it all in perspective. For both longtime residents, newcomers and friends of Huntsville everywhere, this is a volume to be treasured. It presents a uniquely comprehensive and insightful view of Huntsville, a city rich in heritage and bright with promise. Historic Huntsville: A City of New Beginnings is a book not only to inform but to delight readers for generations to come. Book jacket.

Historic Architecture in Alabama

A Guide to Styles and Types, 1810-1930

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Robert S. Gamble

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 9780817311346

Category: Architecture

Page: 218

View: 5681

Richly illustrated and concisely organized, this architectural guide provides an invaluable resource for those interested in the study, appreciation, and preservation of the state's architecture. Robert Gamble outlines in detail the primary architectural currents and styles that have surfaced in Alabama over the years and defined the state's built landscape. The structures and styles, all well-illustrated, range from folk houses and early settlement buildings to railway terminals, churches, libraries, municipal and university buildings, palatial private mansions, and modest homes. Structures from every period and every major stylistic era--Federal, Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, Italianate, Romanesque and Mission Revival, and the Richardsonian--are documented meticulously, along with examples of early--Modern buildings, including Alabama's only Frank Lloyd Wright structure and skyscrapers from the Chicago school. More than 200 photographs, supplemented by sketches, plans, and etchings, provide the general reader and the design professional with images of Alabama architecture in all its variety and range. Many illustrations offer rare views of buildings long since demolished. A substantial glossary of architectural terms and a thorough bibliography enhance this standard sure to be welcomed anew by any lover of old buildings, whether weekend rambler or serious student. Robert S. Gamble is State Architectural Historian for the Alabama Historical Commission and the author, with Chip Cooper and Harry Knopke, of Silent in the Land. In 1989 Gamble was awarded the prestigious Antoinette Forrester Downing Award by the Society of Architectural Historians for excellence in a published survey of historic buildings.

Huntsville Textile Mills & Villages

Linthead Legacy

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Terri L. French

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439661030

Category: Photography

Page: 144

View: 3615

In the early 1900s, Huntsville, Alabama, had more spindles than any other city in the South. Cotton fields and mills made the city a major competitor in the textile industry. Entire mill villages sprang up around the factories to house workers and their families. Many of these village buildings are now iconic community landmarks, such as the revitalized Lowe Mill arts facility and the Merrimack Mill Village Historic District. The lintheads, a demeaning moniker villagers wore as a badge of honor, were hard workers. Their lives were fraught with hardships, from slavery and child labor to factory fires and shutdowns. They endured job-related injuries and illnesses, strikes and the Great Depression. Author Terri L. French details the lives, history and legacy of the workers.

Huntsville

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: John F. Kvach,Charity Ethridge,Michelle Hopkins,Susanna Leberman

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738598917

Category: History

Page: 127

View: 5782

Huntsville has served as the unofficial capital of north Alabama since the early 19th century. Settled by John Hunt and developed by ambitious cotton planters, enterprising merchants and professionals, and thousands of families looking for new opportunities in the rich farmland, Huntsville has continued to grow and prosper as 21st-century corporations and government agencies develop new technologies that make the city the center of space and defense-related industries in the South. The city has endured military occupation, storms, financial panics, and the constant threat of economic and social stagnation that occurred in so many communities across the South. Yet Huntsville continued to redefine itself and remain relevant in regional, national, and international affairs. This positive spirit makes Huntsville a special place for residents and visitors alike. Images of America: Huntsville hopes to capture the uniqueness of the city while simultaneously acknowledging some mistakes that have been made in the past.

Huntsville in Vintage Postcards

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Alan C. Wright

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738505619

Category: History

Page: 126

View: 7065

Founded in 1805, Hunstville brought many "firsts" to the state of Alabama - including the first bank, the first public library, and the first cotton mill. The city hosted the 1819 constitutional convention that formed the state of Alabama, and served as the first state capital. Huntsvillians have long enjoyed a progressive community of the forefront of the state's growth in the areas of business and technology, and have also created a vibrant social and cultural atmosphere.

The Alabama catalog

Historic American Buildings Survey : a guide to the early architecture of the state

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Robert S. Gamble,Historic American Buildings Survey

Publisher: University Alabama Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 445

View: 8333

New Serial Titles

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Periodicals

Page: N.A

View: 4996

A union list of serials commencing publication after Dec. 31, 1949.

Historic Alabama Hotels and Resorts

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: James Frederick Sulzby

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 9780817353094

Category: Travel

Page: 294

View: 1116

Describes landmark hotels and resorts in Alabama and discusses their historic significance

Historic Photos of Huntsville

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Jacquelyn Procter Reeves

Publisher: Historic Photos

ISBN: 9781620453964

Category: History

Page: 216

View: 6713

From being the first incorporated city and the first capitol of Alabama, to becoming one of the nation's largest space program facilities, Historic Photos of Huntsville is a photographic history collected from the areas top archives. With around 200 photographs, many of which have never been published, this beautiful coffee table book shows the historical growth from the mid 1800's to the late 1900's of the ?Rocket City? in stunning black and white photography. The book follows life, government, events and people important to Huntsville history and the building of this unique city. Spanning over two centuries and two hundred photographs, this is a must have for any long-time resident or history lover of Huntsville!

Historic buildings

monographs published since 1970

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Mary A. Vance

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 169

View: 7330

Historic Preservation

Quarterly of the National Council for Historic Sites and Buildings

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Historic buildings

Page: N.A

View: 5498

Remembering Huntsville

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Jacquelyn Procter Reeves

Publisher: Remembering

ISBN: 9781596526471

Category: History

Page: 134

View: 302

From its birth to the present, Huntsville has consistently built and reshaped its appearance, ideals, and industry. Through changing fortunes, the city has continued to grow and prosper by overcoming adversity and maintaining the strong, independent culture of its citizens. With a selection of fine historic images from her best-selling book Historic Photos of Huntsville, Jacquelyn Procter Reeves provides a valuable and revealing historical retrospective on the growth and development of Huntsville. Remembering Huntsville captures this journey through still photography selected from the finest archives. From early days to recent times, Remembering Huntsville follows life, government, education, and events throughout the city's history. This volume captures unique and rare scenes through the lens of more than a hundred historic photographs. Published in vivid black-and-white, these images communicate historic events and everyday life of two centuries of people building a unique and prosperous city.

Huntsville

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Jeff Littlejohn,Walker County Historical Commission

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439623406

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 5034

Huntsville is one of the oldest and most revered cities in the Lone Star State. Founded in the mid-1830s as Texans won their independence from Mexico, Huntsville became the home of Sam Houston--the first president of the Republic of Texas and later governor of the state. Nestled among the lakes and trees of the eastern piney woods, Huntsville emerged as a vital center of education and justice in the late 19th century. Today the city remains a vibrant, growing community known for a few of its largest employers, including Sam Houston State University and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Massacre at Mountain Meadows

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Ronald W. Walker,Richard E. Turley,Glen M. Leonard

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199830978

Category: History

Page: 448

View: 1743

On September 11, 1857, a band of Mormon militia, under a flag of truce, lured unarmed members of a party of emigrants from their fortified encampment and, with their Paiute allies, killed them. More than 120 men, women, and children perished in the slaughter. Massacre at Mountain Meadows offers the most thoroughly researched account of the massacre ever written. Drawn from documents previously not available to scholars and a careful re-reading of traditional sources, this gripping narrative offers fascinating new insight into why Mormons settlers in isolated southern Utah deceived the emigrant party with a promise of safety and then killed the adults and all but seventeen of the youngest children. The book sheds light on factors contributing to the tragic event, including the war hysteria that overcame the Mormons after President James Buchanan dispatched federal troops to Utah Territory to put down a supposed rebellion, the suspicion and conflicts that polarized the perpetrators and victims, and the reminders of attacks on Mormons in earlier settlements in Missouri and Illinois. It also analyzes the influence of Brigham Young's rhetoric and military strategy during the infamous "Utah War" and the role of local Mormon militia leaders in enticing Paiute Indians to join in the attack. Throughout the book, the authors paint finely drawn portraits of the key players in the drama, their backgrounds, personalities, and roles in the unfolding story of misunderstanding, misinformation, indecision, and personal vendettas. The Mountain Meadows Massacre stands as one of the darkest events in Mormon history. Neither a whitewash nor an expos?, Massacre at Mountain Meadows provides the clearest and most accurate account of a key event in American religious history.